Music Theory & Composition

Music Theory and Composition is designed to develop individual student musicianship in four distinct, but related, areas: terminology/notation, performance/aural skills, analysis and composition.  Students enter Music Theory with vastly different musical backgrounds.  In order that all students have success and develop their musicianship to its fullest potential, each student is assessed upon entering the course to determine current levels of achievement in each of the these four areas.  Based on this preliminary assessment, students are assigned a particular course track for the year.   Students are expected to progress in their track and meet appropriate goals for each of the four content areas.