Music Systems & Theory
The SJSU School of Music and Dance Music Theory Area serves all undergraduate music majors and minors, presenting students with the foundational music skills necessary for all musicians.
Lower-division music theory courses include both broad-based and in-depth study of the components and structure of music from many historical, cultural and geographical contexts. Topics include both written and aural skills, including analysis, dictation, and sight-singing. Upper-division music theory courses offer each student the opportunity to study specific aspects of music relevant to their major concentration and/or post-graduate work. Upper-division courses include Form & Analysis, Orchestration, Counterpoint, and Special Topics.
Graduates in the Masters of Music degree enroll in a seminar course, Graduate Music Theory, as part of their core course requirements.