Music Theory Faculty
NEIU Music Technology Lab
What is Music Theory?
Music Theory is the study of how music works. It examines the language and notation of music. It seeks to identify patterns and structures in composers' techniques across or within genres, styles, or historical periods. In a grand sense, music theory distils and analyzes the fundamental parameters or elements of music—rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, texture, etc. Broadly, music theory may include any statement, belief, or conception of or about music. (Boretz, Benjamin (1995). Meta-Variations: Studies in the Foundations of Musical Thought. Red Hook, New York: Open Space)
Sasha Gerritson - Music Theory, Sight-Singing/Aural Training
Shelley Foster Gurin - Music Theory
Nelson Mandrell - Composition, Music Theory, Music Technology
Jeffrey Kowalkowski - Form and Analysis, Orchestration