Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)




This present study grew of of the writer's own conviction of the need for a thorough comprehension of Music Theory for a well rounded musicianship in any field of musical endeavor. More specifically it was understaken to point out the need for more adequate preparation, through the study of Music Theory in Secondary schools, by those students who intend to enroll in a Collegiate Music School; to show that a major portion of the curriculum of such a school is made up of course in Music Theory; and to offer proof that Secondary schools on the whole do not meet the need of the student by providing sufficient training in these subjects which will occupy such and extensive part of his program of higher learning.