Bachelor of Music in Composition

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Composition is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3696 and MUST 3896.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
Counterpoint
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
Composition
MUST 1758Composition Lesson I3
MUST 1759Composition Lesson II3
MUST 2758Composition Lesson III3
MUST 2759Composition Lesson IV3
MUST 3758Composition Lesson V3
MUST 3759Composition Lesson VI3
MUST 4758Composition Lesson VII3
MUST 4759Composition Lesson VIII3
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Music Technology
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4719MIDI3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
MUST 4723Score Reading3
MUST 4724Printing Music Scores and Parts3
Ensembles
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
Take any combination of the following eight courses for a total of 2 credits:2
Accompanying and Piano Ensemble
Accompanying and Piano Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Instrumental Ensemble
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Electives
Take a total of three Music Studies elective credits from MUST 1000-49993
Take a total of three Music Elective credits within the following subject areas:3
MUED 1000-4999
MUST 1000-4999
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUST 1758Composition Lesson I3
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUST 1759Composition Lesson II3
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUST 2758Composition Lesson III3
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUST 2759Composition Lesson IV3
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUST 3758Composition Lesson V3
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
MUST 4719MIDI3
Ensemble1
Music Elective (select from MUSC, MUED and MUST 1000-4999)3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUST 3759Composition Lesson VI3
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
Ensemble1
MUST 4723Score Reading3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUST 4758Composition Lesson VII3
MUST 4724Printing Music Scores and Parts3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
MUST 4759Composition Lesson VIII3
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II [WI]3
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
Music Studies Elective (select from MUST 1000-4999)3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 124