Beginning Music Theory is a basic course for students who will be majoring in music at the university level or who intend to pursue music as a career.  This course is a comprehensive study of the materials of counterpoint and harmony.  The study is made through listening and observation of the literature.  Lessons in application include activities in musical writing and analysis.  Advanced ear training, individual sight-reading, and the study of musical harmony will be emphasized.

Prerequisites:  1) Instructor approval, 2) current active participation in a music ensemble or private lessons, 3) music reading ability, and 4) basic instrumental or vocal performance skills.