The Music Theory Faculty
The LSU School of Music music theory faculty strongly recommends that incoming undergraduates interested in majoring or minoring in music purchase and complete eTheory, a self-paced online course offered by the Eastman School of Music. Eastman’s eTheory is a self-paced course that generally takes four to six weeks to complete.
Completion of eTheory should prepare incoming students for success on the music theory/aural skills placement exam required of all first-year undergraduate students in the School of Music, and thus open a fast track to the required core courses in the music theory curriculum.
LSU students who purchase eTheory are eligible for a $20 institutional discount. eTheory may be purchased here. Enter code LSU15s to receive the discount.
Important Music Theory Area Information
Programs (BM, BME, Minor, MM, PhD)
Piano proficiency Exam
Music Cognition and Computation Lab
The South Central Society for Music Theory
Other Music Theory Organizations
Music Forum Event Archive