This article lays out an exciting path that enhances the relevance of music theory to today's students. In this article Hoag presents the idea of recomposition, an activity that sensitizes students to the fact that composers could have taken any number of musical paths instead of the one they ultimately took.
"Hearing "What Might Have Been" - Using Recomposition to Foster Music Appreciation in the Theory Classroom,"
Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy: Vol. 27, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.lipscomb.edu/jmtp/vol27/iss1/5