The Music Department offers a comprehensive theory and musicianship sequence that includes the following courses:

  • Music Fundamentals (Music 1)

  • Diatonic Harmony (Music 6)

  • Chromatic Harmony (Music 7)

  • Modulation and Analysis (Music 8)

  • Tonal Counterpoint (Music 13)

  • Musicianship (Music 2, 3, and 4)

  • Popular Harmony and Arranging (Music 10)

  • Introduction to Music Technology (Music 12)

  • Orchestration (Music 19)

The core Theory and Musicianship sequence is designed to teach students the harmonic and contrapuntal idioms of music through music writing, listening, and analysis assignments. These courses also include the study of twentieth century and contemporary jazz/pop idioms. The Music 6, 7, and 8 sequence should be taken concurrently with the Music 2, 3, and 4 Musicianship sequence.

Music 10 (Popular Harmony and Arranging), Music 12 (Introduction to Music Technology), and Orchestration (Music 19) are elective courses that are generally offered in alternate years. Music 1 (Music Fundamentals) is a beginning course and is the prerequisite for all other theory and musicianship courses.