Music Theory

Theories of music describe ways that listeners, composers, and performers conceive of the elements of their art.  Study of theory, then, informs all aspects of musical learning at UBC. Our faculty include internationally known researchers who contribute to theories and analysis of modernist and contemporary art music, theories of rhythm and meter, performance analysis, and the analysis of both Western art music and world music.


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