Students entering this program should have a strong background in music. This should include performance experience with a specific instrument or voice type.

Admission into the Major

In order to declare a major in music theory, students must submit a writing sample and a statement of career goals and must take an exam on music fundamentals. To begin the application process, students must fill out a separate Audition Request Form, which is available online at Upon successful review of the materials, students are expected to declare a major formally no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). Students can declare a major by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.