Music Theory

A vital part of the Department of Music at Georgia Southern, the Music Theory area focuses on furnishing undergraduate music majors with excellent written, aural, and analytical skills.

The Music Theory Sequence (which includes Theory, Ear Training, and Sight Singing courses) provides the students with a theoretical and a practical understanding of the elements of music. It also provides the basis for a solid musicianship, which students are encouraged and expected to cultivate and grow throughout their professional lives. Analytical Techniques offers an opportunity for students to understand the elements previously mentioned in a variety of contexts, making the previous sequence deeply meaningful.  All music majors are required to take the sequence during the first four semesters of their degrees.

In addition to the courses for music majors, the Music Theory area also offers two courses in Music Fundamentals for students who are not seeking a music degree but have, nonetheless, an interesting in understanding the basic mechanics of music.

At the Graduate level, the area aims to provide students with exposure to an array of musical styles and aesthetics and with the capacity to choose the appropriate analytical approach that a given piece of music requires for its analysis and thorough understanding.


Degrees
Degree Term Course Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Music 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Composition 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Choral) 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Keyboard 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Vocal 4-Year Plan
Music Minor – Applied Music N/A
Music Minor – Music History and Literature N/A
Music Minor – Music Technology N/A
Master of Music – Composition 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Conducting 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Music Education 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Performance 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Music Technology 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Other Opportunities – Second Discipline in Music Technology N/A

 

Music Theory Faculty
Name Title Email Profile
Gendelman Gendelman, Martin Dr. Assistant Professor
Director of Music Theory and Composition
Thomson Thomson, Susan Dr. Part-Time Assistant Professor
Music Theory, Piano
Furry Furry, Stephanie Dr. Part-Time Assistant Professor
French Horn, Music Fundamentals

 

Music Theory Links
Music Department • P.O. Box 8052 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5396 • music@georgiasouthern.edu