There is a music theory prerequisite for all incoming music majors. When students have a similar level of music fundamentals knowledge, the theory courses can be very efficiently and effectively taught and will provide a more comprehensive and satisfying experience for all students. Those students whose fundamental skills are less developed are often completely overwhelmed during the first quarter of study. The prerequisite is designed to ensure student success in music theory and enable the theory courses to be a satisfying experience for all students.
The steps to satisfy this prerequisite are different for incoming freshman and incoming transfer students. Follow the applicable link below for detailed information concerning the music theory prerequisite.
If you are a transfer student, but have yet to take any theory courses. follow the incoming freshman link.