<p>Hi, am new here, surprised I haven't discovered this great forum until now. I am finishing my undergrad with honours on clarinet in Queensland, Australia and I'm looking at postgrad options. I have a deep passion for theory, and recently decided to pursuit that. I do compose and I am proficient on the piano.</p>
<p>As this is only a recent decision I am starting to read books on Shenkerian, neo-riemannian, kurthian and semiotics and absorb as much as I can and see what I really like. I have to say I'm enjoying Schenkerian analysis and just reading about semiotics. My Uni doesn't teach Schenkerian, but I'm thinking of finding a private tutor to help me with it (just for kicks for the time being).</p>
<p>The plan is to teach clarinet for a while and then go overseas to either UK or US to study masters or PhD (in my wildest dreams) in music theory. Although I'm not sure what I'd like to do specifically with theory I KNOW i love british music and particularly the works of Malcolm Arnold (honours thesis will be on his 9th symphony).</p>
<p>The Question is would it be more beneficial to study in UK (because i AM afterall studying a british composer's work) or to study in US (for the better professors i guess?) as I have to start doing some research into grants and scholarships as me nor my family could pay for international study $$.</p>
<p>I know US has a plethora of choices of good unis (ok, maybe a handful for good theory), how about UK? I heard oxford is good for theory?</p>
<p>Sorry for my first long post!