Composition

The B. A. in Music with a concentration in Composition provides instruction in the composition of original music. The curriculum also includes counterpoint, orchestration, and music analysis, courses which provide knowledge and skills necessary for composers. In their junior and senior years, students work one-to-one with a composition professor to prepare a portfolio of works for public performance as a senior capstone project.

Admittance to the composition concentration requires music faculty approval. Interested students are asked to submit a sample composition and are expected to have a minimum of a B average in Comprehensive Musicianship I-IV and Musicianship Skills I-IV.

Students are reminded to consult with their music department faculty advisor prior to each registration.

**Printable version of course requirements

CORE:  (ALL)                                              

MUSIC 111- Comprehensive Musicianship I         ______________

MUSIC 121- Musicianship Skills I                             ______________

MUSIC 112- Comprehensive Musicianship II        ______________

MUSIC 122- Musicianship Skills II                           ______________

MUSIC 211- Comprehensive Musicianship III       ______________

MUSIC 221- Musicianship Skills III                           ______________

MUSIC 212- Comprehensive Musicianship IV       ______________

MUSIC 222- Musicianship Skills IV                          ______________

MUSIC 335- History of Music I                                   ______________

MUSIC 336- History of Music II                                 ______________

XXX - MUSIC MAJOR FIELD TEST (0). Required for graduation.
Students are required, in the Spring of their Junior or Senior year, to take a standardized Major Field Test covering Theory & Analysis, Literature, History, and Aural Skills. The standardized test should be taken only after completing the Music History sequence (MU335 & MU336).

LESSONS: (7 SEMESTERS)      

MUSIC 227- Applied Voice/Instrument (first four semesters)         ______________           

MUSIC 337- Applied Voice/Instrument (upper division lessons)    ______________

MUSIC 114- Secondary Instrument                                                          ______________

 

ENSEMBLES: (7 SEMESTERS)

MUSIC 230 - Symphonic Band                                         ______________

MUSIC 231- Wind Ensemble                                            ______________

MUSIC 232- Chamber Choir                                            ______________

MUSIC 233- Orchestra                                                      ______________

MUSIC 234- Men's Chorus                                                ______________

MUSIC 235- Campus Singers                                           ______________

MUSIC 237- Clarinet Ensemble                                      ______________

MUSIC 238- Jazz Ensemble                                              ______________

MUSIC 239- All College Choir                                         ______________

MUSIC 240- Chapel Choir, Jazz Combo, String

Chamber Music, Ensemble Performance,

Guitar Ensemble                                                                     ______________

MUSIC 241- Saxophone Quartet                                         ______________

MUSIC 242- Brass Choir                                                       ______________

MUSIC 243- Percussion/ Marimba Ensemble                 ______________

 

Special Studies: (8 credits)

MUSIC 260- Introduction to Music Composition          ______________

MUSIC 340- Music Designs                                                 ______________

MUSIC 345-Special Studies in Orchestration               ______________

MUSIC 346- Tonal Counterpoint                                      ______________

MUSIC 357- Composition Projects (2 semesters)           ______________

 

Voice Proficiency                                                            ______________

Guitar Proficiency                                                          ______________

Organ Proficiency                                                          ______________

*Piano Proficiency

(must pass for degree if instrument is not keyboard)    ______________