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 Major18
Music Theory
Select 12 hours from the following:
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Major Requirements53
Applied Music
Select 6 credit hours from the following:
MUSA XXXX Applied Music (Students must complete two semesters@1 credit)
Group Piano I
Group Piano II
Group Piano III
Group Piano IV
Major Requirements
MUSA XXXX
Applied Music (Students must complete four semesters @ 1 credit)
Applied Music - Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)
Intermediate Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)
Senior Recital
Advanced Composition (two semesters @ 2 credits)
Introduction to Composition
Technology in Music
Music Theory IV
Aural Skills IV
Form and Analysis
History of Music I
History of Music II
Orchestration
Counterpoint
Basic Conducting
Recording Studio Techniques
MUSC XXXX
Upper Division Electives in Music/History/Literature
MUSC XXXX
Upper-division Elective in Music Technology
Recital Attendance
MUSE 3XXX
Large Ensemble (eight semesters) 1
Electives8
Select 8 credit hours of Electives (at least 1 upper-division)
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

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