Explore music theory along with composition and history in a rigorous and creative environment committed to musical excellence. You'll develop independent research skills while pursuing a broad academic education.
A bachelor of music with an area of emphasis in music theory provides the study of music composition, traditional study in theory and history and work in related fields such as conducting, performance, education and music technology. You'll participate in a major ensemble related to your declared primary instrument.
Since 1969, the School of Music has consistently retained the distinctive National Association of Schools of Music accreditation.
Enjoy broadening your studies with courses in music entrepreneurship, audio recording, music industry and more.
Learn by Doing
Pursue research opportunities working closely with faculty mentors in music theory and other areas of interest.
Foster your creative learning, skill development and personal exploration through Spark: Music Leadership at Carolina.
What You’ll Study
Complete core education courses in communication, global citizenry, history, humanities, ethics and information literacy. Study music courses in theory, history, aural skills, music electives and ensembles. Students will perform a series of jury exams on their primary instrument or voice in a wide array of musical styles and demonstrate fundamental piano skills.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Sound Designer
- Music Instructor
- Show Technician