The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Date: July 5 - July 11, 2020

Program length: 1 week

Fundamentals of Music Theory introduces concepts useful for listening, composing, and playing music in a variety of styles. This one-week course includes an introduction to rhythm, meter, pitch, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and voice leading, as well as an introduction to sight singing and dictation. Students attend lecture in the morning and then work in small teams on a different project each day.

The course is designed primarily for students considering majoring or minoring in music but is open to any student who has experience reading music notation.


Jason Hooper

Senior Lecturer, Department of Music & Dance