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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
February 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Bachelor of Music: Music Theory

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As a student in the Music Theory program, you’ll study the various analytical and compositional procedures of music. You will take music theory courses every year, and at least 1 composition course. Because of the connections between theory and performance, and the understanding of music gained by performing, theory majors also do practical study every year.

Focusing on musical design of tonal and non-tonal music, this program also deals with perceptual, aesthetic and interdisciplinary studies in such fields as literary criticism, philosophy and cultural studies.

In each year of the program, you’ll be engaged in musical analysis, research paper writing and/or criticism of the historical and theoretical literature dealing with music. In your final year, you’ll have the option to complete a graduation project in musical analysis, aesthetics or history of theory.

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