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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21

MUS 20 Introduction to Music Theory

This course begins a sequence in harmony and theory and is intended for those who may consider a music major or minor. Topics include music notation, interval identification, common-practice scales and modes, harmonic function, melodic construction, and formal analysis. In addition, students will have an opportunity to improve skills in rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation, sight singing, and score reading. Music 20 can be exempted by a composite score of 5 on the AP, or by passing the annual placement exam.




The ability to read music in two or more clefs, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.