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BACHELOR OF MUSIC: COMPOSITION

Faculty: Knight, Black
Adjunct Faculty: Maloy


General Education Requirements: 40 credit hrs
Music Major Requirements: 90 credit hrs

FIRST YEAR
First semester: 11 hrs

MUS 1112 Theory I 2
MUS 1122 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1133 Music and the Human Experience 3
MUS 1211 Freshmen Composition A  1
Major Instrument 1
AMA 1571 Class Piano I 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second semester: 8 hrs
MUS 1212 Theory II 2
MUS 1222 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1211 Freshmen Composition B  1
Major Instrument 1
AMA 1671 Class Piano II 1
Major Ensemble 1

SECOND YEAR
First semester: 9 hrs

MUS 2112 Theory III 2
MUS 2122 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2312 Sophomore Composition A 2
Major Instrument 1
AMA 1771 Class Piano III 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 10 hrs
MUS 2212 Theory IV 2
MUS 2222 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2412 Sophomore Composition B 2
Major Instrument 1
Minor Instrument 1
AMA 1871 Class Piano IV 1
Major Ensemble 1

THIRD YEAR
First semester: 15 hrs

MUS 3123 History of Music I 3
MUS 3113 Orchestration 3
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals 2
MUS 3313 Junior Composition A 3
Major Instrument 1
Minor Instrument 1
AMA 1371 Piano 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 11 hrs
MUS 3223 History of Music II 3
MUS 3442 Conducting, Vocal 2
or MUS 3242 Conducting, Instrumental 2
MUS 3413 Junior Composition B 3
Major Instrument 1
AMA 1471 Piano 1
Major Ensemble 1

FOURTH YEAR
First semester: 13 hrs

MUS 4513 Senior Composition A  3
MUS 4113 Form and Analysis 3
MUS 4123 History of Twentieth-Century Music 3
Major Instrument 1
AMA 1371 Piano 1
Major Ensemble 1
Recital on Major Instrument 1

Second semester: 13 hrs
MUS 4413 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 3
MUS 4613 Senior Composition B 3
Major Instrument 1
AMA1471 Piano 1
Major Ensemble 1
Composition Recital 1
Music Literature Elective 3

Piano level—5B (if not major instrument)
Recital level, (1/2 Recital)—6A
Graduation level—7B (on major instrument)
Minor instrument level—1B
GPA (composition/theory courses)—3.00

*The ensemble for composition majors is Ad Astra Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Chamber Choir, University Singers, Symphony Orchestra, and/or Wind Philharmonic.

 
All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.



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