Danny Arthurs, Coordinator (Click for bio)
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN MUSIC THEORY
Music theory involves music structures and forms, musical ideas and critical thinking. By studying music theory at the undergraduate level, students focus on music as a form of art and gain a better understanding of how different styles and forms of music are created.
TUTORS FOR THE MUSIC THEORY CORE: CONTACT US FOR HELP!
Students interested in free tutoring assistance should contact the University Learning Center at http://learningcenter.unt.edu/tutoring.
Students are also advised to take advantage of the services provided by the UNT Writing Lab:
The following graduate theory majors have been approved by the Theory Coordinator for working with our undergraduate students (for an hourly fee):
Ben Graf: BenjaminGraf@my.unt.edu
Taylor Morgeson: P.Morgeson@my.unt.edu
Rachel Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Stevens: BryanSStevens@gmail.com
Tish Davenport: email@example.com
Will Waldroup: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADUATE THEORY PROGRAM
The graduate program in Music Theory at the University of North Texas seeks to provide advanced instruction in the diverse subdisciplines currently found in the profession and thus to prepare students for a career as college or university theory teachers. The curriculum includes studies in analytical techniques covering the entire history of Western musical practice (specialized methodologies as Schenkerian studies and set theory approaches as well as historically established methodologies); applied studies in contrapuntal composition; history of music theory with direct study of treatises; music theory pedagogy with on-site involvement in class instruction. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of and development of fluency in basic music skills (sight-singing, ear-training, realization of part music at the keyboard). During their period of study, students are mentored and encouraged to present scholarly papers at local, national and international conferences and to submit essays to scholarly journals in the field of Music Theory. The culmination of graduate study in Music Theory at UNT is a dissertation, in which the student develops an original line of thinking in the context of a contribution to the field of Music Theory.
(Above, master's and doctoral students, and doctoral candidates Dell Smith, Tish Davenport, Jennifer Weaver, Sarah McConnell, Cara Stroud, Devin Iler, Jeff Ensign, Benjamin Graf, Barry Bradley, Benjamin Dobbs, and David Huff.)