Composition, B.M.

Requirements for a Major in Composition

Fifty-nine semester hours including:
MUS 1107Beginning Composition I1
MUS 1108Beginning Composition II1
MUS 1331Introduction to Technology for Musicians3
MUS 2207Elementary Composition I2
MUS 2208Elementary Composition II2
MUS 2260Elementary Conducting (Music Education Elementary)2
MUS 3306Orchestration3
MUS 3307Intermediate Composition3
MUS 3308Intermediate Composition3
MUS 4203Electroacoustic Music Composition2
MUS 4204Advanced Orchestration2
MUS 4304Counterpoint3
MUS 4305Advanced Counterpoint3
MUS 4307Advanced Composition I3
MUS 4308Advanced Composition II3
Applied Music
Twelve semester hours applied music (all hours in piano until Piano Level IVs complete; for piano concentrations, all hours must be completed in piano. Continuous enrollment in piano is required for piano concentrations). Credit earned for applied music study may not be used to satisfy degree requirements until candidate is officially admitted to the School of Music. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of the School of Music. Must have a grade of “C” or above in all secondary piano courses. 112
A minimum of eight semesters of large ensemble; enrollment in ensemble in the major performing area required for every term in residence.8
MUS 40C1Degree Recital - Composition (Recital of original works)0
Three semester hours classroom music courses 23
Supportive Courses
Thirty-one semester hours music core31
Total Hours90

The s in Piano Levels indicates that the curriculum in these levels is designed for secondary piano students.


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