Reforming the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Through the Integration of Public Music Theory

Owen Belcher, Aaron Grant


Connecting with the broader public constitutes an integral part of many musicians' professional lives, and these skills are often first developed at the university level. In response, a growing contingent of scholars have published models for integrating community-focused activities into a theory curriculum, including Jenkins 2017, Bourne 2017, Peebles 2017 and Williams 2017. Our article extends these authors' work by suggesting three methods by which to carry out small-scale public music theory projects throughout the semester.


public music theory; program notes; teaching demonstrations

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