Date of Award
Master of Music Education (MME)
Dr. Robert R. Bruner
Mr. Francis McBeth
Dr. Henry C. Lindsey
The purpose of this study is to determine the place of music theory in the curricula of seven selected colleges in Arkansas through a survey of the departments of music of these schools. This study is approached through comparison of semester hour requirements in theory, content of harmony courses, class procedures, and sims of the faculties.
The theory programs differed principally in the depth of study and methods of presentation. The majority of the faculties interviewed agreed that the purposes of theory were to represent fundamentals in a functional way and to contribute to the students' understanding of structure of music to better prepare them for artistic performance.
Tables are included to show what was required in music theory for the degrees offered by the schools. Textbooks used by the faculties are listed, and the content of harmony courses is given in tabular form.
Watkins, Janis Nutt, "A Study of Music Theory Teaching in the Arkansas Foundation of Associated Colleges" (1965). OBU Graduate Theses. 48.