Master of Music with a Concentration in Music Theory and Composition

School of Music
Required Music Theory Course
MTC 542Music Analysis3
Area of Concentration 1
MTC 512Composition I3
MTC 513Composition II3
MTC 517Advanced Computer Music3
MTC 54416th Century Counterpoint3
Concentration Electives
Select two of the following:6
Composition III
Advanced Orchestration
18th Century Counterpoint
Music History 2
Select one MHL course at the 600-level.3
Free Electives
Select one free elective.3
Research Component
MMU 699Thesis3
Total Credits Required30

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The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 512 Composition I 3
MTC 541
Advanced Orchestration
or Music Analysis
Semester Two
MTC 513 Composition II (Free Elective) 3
MTC 545 18th Century Counterpoint 3
MTC 517 Advanced Computer Music 3
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 514
Composition III
or Music Theory and Composition Seminar
MTC 541
Advanced Orchestration
or Music Analysis
MTC 544 16th Century Counterpoint 3
Semester Four
MHL ### Music History Elective 3
MMU 699 Thesis 3
Thesis Defense (no credit)  
 Total Credits30