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.
|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)||___________________________|
|(must pass for degree if instrument is not keyboard)||___________________________|