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Music Theory

Music theory faculty members possess expertise in current methodologies of analysis, history of theory, and pedagogy.

Our program offers instruction in counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, 20th-century theory, the history of music theory, pedagogy, and a variety of specialized topics.

The theory devision supports all programs at the School of Music through coursework and expertise at every degree level. Undergraduate students may focus their studies in music theory with the bachelor of arts with academic emphasis, while the the graduate programs in theory offer professional training for careers in teaching and scholarship.

Theory Faculty

Alyssa Barna
Dean Billmeyer
Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
David Damschroder
Sumanth Gopinath
Alex Lubet
Guerino Mazzola
Bruce Quaglia
Adam Zahller


  • BA academic emphasis
  • MA in music theory
  • PhD in music theory