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Music Theory Major

BM in Music Theory
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

The Bachelor of Music in Music Theory is designed to prepare students for graduate work in music theory, with the career goal of a becoming a university professor and theorist. Music Theory coursework enables students to become well-rounded musicians, while placing special emphasis on musical form and structure and other technical and expressive elements of music. In addition to university core requirements, students take courses in music theory and music history, applied lessons on their major instrument, and composition lessons. Students gain performance experience in the university’s large instrumental or choral ensembles. The degree has a strong research component that culminates in a senior thesis project.



A Bachelor in Music Theory is designed to prepare students for careers in musical performance and equip them for private teaching after graduation. Many students choose to pursue graduate study. UH graduates from the Moore’s School of Music have received job offers as Band Directors, Library Specialists, Associate Choir Directors, Freelance Street Performers, Professors of Voice, Teachers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers. For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services.

Contact Information

Moores School of Music
120 School of Music Building
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-3009

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