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Music Theory

The MM in Music Theory is intended for performers and music educators who desire advanced training in the analysis of Western art music and preparation for teaching basic musicianship in either a high school or college setting. It is recommended that those considering this degree have above average keyboard skills; specifically the student should be able to play select Bach Two-Part Inventions and be able to sight read a hymn or chorale.

Career Profile

This degree can also prepare students for doctoral work in either academic or applied areas, depending upon the electives chosen.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Repertoire List, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Extra Accreditation Info

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​March 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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