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Music Theory  Master's

Overview

What is Music Theory at WVU like?

Description

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.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall : March 1
Spring: January 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Music Theory at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Music Theory graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE

Additional application considerations

  • Repertoire list

  • A writing sample, such as a term paper (a musical subject is recommended, but not required)

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