Music B.M. (Concentration in Composition)

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required course in Area A1 through Area E.

The major in composition is recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate study, to teach theory and/or composition at the college level, or to pursue work in professional arranging and/or composition.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Music Theory
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Sight-Singing/Ear Training I
Sight-Singing/Ear Training II
Music Theory III
Sight-Singing/Ear Training III
Applied Music
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Applied Music
Group Piano I
Group Piano II (MUSA XXXX Applied Music)
Group Piano III
Group Piano IV
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music
Following is a list of courses common to all degree programs in Music:25
Applied Music
Technology in Music
Music Theory IV
Sight-Singing/Ear Training IV
History of Music I
History of Music II
Analytical Techniques
Large Ensemble
(Piano primaries will substitute 2 hours of Large Ensemble with 2 hours of MUSE   3514 Piano Ensemble.)
Recital Attendance (Students must complete 6 semesters.)
Requirements beyond the Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music differ according to the individual program options. The following list of major program options includes those additional and specific requirements.
Major Requirements
MUSA XXXXApplied Music2
MUSA XXXXComposition12
MUSA   4111Senior Recital1
MUSC   1311Introduction to Composition1
MUSC   3331Instrumentation3
MUSC   4411Basic Conducting1
MUSC   4534Recording Studio Techniques3
MUSC   4535MIDI Sequencing3
MUSC XXXXUpper Division Music History Literature Elective3
MUSE XXXXLarge Ensemble1
Select 5 credit hours of Electives5
Total Credit Hours126


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