Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Rusty Jones

Second Advisor

Chris Wilson


The idea for this thesis originated from my fascination with the studies of both music and mathematics throughout my entire life. As a triple major in Middle/Secondary Math Education, Mathematics, and Music, I have learned more than I thought possible of music and math. In proposing this thesis, I desired to use my knowledge of arithmetic and aesthetics to research how music and mathematics are intertwined. I am confident that the following three chapters have allowed me to develop as an academic in both music and mathematics. This thesis serves as a presentation of the connections of music and math and their application to my academic interests and studies as I conclude my undergraduate journey at Butler University.