Music B.M. (Concentration in Composition)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Music Theory
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Applied Music
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Applied Music (Students must complete two semesters @ 1 credit)
Group Piano I
Group Piano II
Group Piano III
Group Piano IV
Major Requirements
MUSA XXXXApplied Music (Students must complete four semesters @ 1 credit)4
MUSA   2129 Applied Music - Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)4
MUSA   3129Intermediate Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)4
MUSA   4129Advanced Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)4
MUSA   4111Senior Recital1
MUSC   1311Introduction to Composition 1
MUSC   1515Technology in Music 1
MUSC   2334Music Theory IV 3
MUSC   2514Aural Skills IV1
MUSC   3120Form and Analysis2
MUSC   3131History of Music I 3
MUSC   3132History of Music II 3
MUSC   3610Orchestration2
MUSC   4120Counterpoint2
MUSC   4411Basic Conducting 1
MUSC   4534Recording Studio Techniques 3
MUSC XXXXUpper Division Electives in Music/History/Literature3
MUSC XXXXUpper-division Elective in Music Technology2
MUSE   1100Recital Attendance0
MUSE 3XXXLarge Ensemble (eight semesters) 18
Select 7 credit hours of Electives7
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • All prospective music majors must pass an entrance audition in the primary area.


All music majors are advised in Room 3002 of the Foy Building, (912) 478-7740.