School of Music
Master of Music
Master of Music in Music Theory
The music theory program at Texas Tech University provides its students with a rigorous curriculum, opportunities for music making in a wide variety of contexts, and a supportive, student-centered learning environment. By integrating the practical and the theoretical, the program serves to help us rationalize the relationships heard in a wide variety of musics from the middle ages to the present day, and from all over the world, and to help us understand what gives each type of music its expressive power. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The M.M. in Music Theory prepares students specifically for doctoral study in music theory, but is often used as a gateway into many other kinds of doctoral programs, as well as other careers post-graduation. Course work is designed to help students become skillful, articulate, expressive musicians; develop their own perspectives as creative artists; develop the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment; and grow in their understanding of music as an art form. The Masters of Music degree in Music Theory requires 30 hours.
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