Music Theory and Composition, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The music theory degree at Wayland is a broad-based, interdisciplinary music degree, combined with course programs emphasizing areas such as church music and worship, theory and composition, music history, or general music.

In this music theory degree, students will engage in their major through general music studies with the opportunity to pursue music theory and/or composition through extensive courses, along with a minor in any secondary discipline.

The music theory major requires students to take 45 credit hours of coursework in their major field. Students will participate in university music courses including theory, conducting, orchestration, world music, ensemble performance, a capstone, and a senior recital.


A Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition requires 124 course hours. A total of 42 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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The School of Music has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • NAfME – National Association for Music Educators
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education are invited to join.
  • Students take part in activities such as attending the state education conference, mentoring area high school students, and developing arts advocacy skills and other professional skills.


  • Professional musician
  • Composer
  • Music Promoter
  • Music Teacher
  • Ensemble/band member
  • Professional performance
  • Transposer