UGA Specific Information for Music Theory

The program of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Theory is structured to give a strong foundation in the academic study of music theory with concentrations in music history, performance, and an introduction to composition. The course of study in music theory includes the areas of form and analysis, counterpoint, and compositional techniques, and culminates in a research project which demonstrates the student's knowledge and abilities in the field.

The rigor of coursework students to pursue graduate studies in research-oriented music programs and other programs that do not require a related undergraduate major. Other careers open to the graduate include studio teaching, church music, music editing and publishing, and performance.



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Music Theory*

** Includes Self-Employed

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  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
The Music Stuido at Vinings Guitar, Piano, and Ukelele Instructor
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Music Theory - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
The University of Texas at Austin Music Theory, MM
* denotes no responses received.