357, 457 Studies in Music Theory
A variety of courses, including those listed, focusing on advanced topics in music theory offered to complement and build upon Music Theory I, II, and III. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated with permission of instructor when topic varies.
Form and Analysis
An exploration of the broader organizational structures employed by composers from the 17th through the 20th century, focusing on the preeminent formal plans of classical music including binary, ternary, rondo, theme and variation, and sonata forms.
An introduction to the theories and analytical techniques of the Austrian theorist Heinrich Schenker, whose ideas about tonal music have had a profound influence on musical thinking.
An introduction to the compositional techniques employed by composers of the 20th century. Includes the study of modern scales and modes, set theory, and serial techniques as seen through the works of composers such as Debussy, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok, and Stravinsky.
Instructor: Dr. John McGinn