This course provides an introductory level of knowledge in music theory. The course goal is designed to help the student clarify and simplify the complexity of tonal music, develop his/her musical understanding through the study of various musical elements. At the end of this course, s/he will understand the fundamental structure of Western Art Music. MUSC 103 explores the theory of music from musical notation to chord spelling. Upon completion of this course, the student will have the foundation to continue his/her musical studies in music history, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and performance. In addition, this learning sequence in music theory is closely associated with that of aural, oral, and basic keyboard skills. Based on this curriculum, the student can learn musical structure through multiple perspectives of theory, hearing, singing, and performing.