Music Major with Music Composition Option, Bachelor of Music (BM)

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A program with a liberal arts orientation designed to prepare students for teaching at the college level, the composition and presentation of concert music, careers in film scoring and theater/dance work. This course of study presupposes that the student will have a strong background in musical performance. Entry into this degree program is by departmental interview and with the consent of the head of composition studies.

Required Courses
MUSC 101MUSIC THEORY I3
MUSC 102MUSIC THEORY II3
MUSC 103MUSIC THEORY III3
MUSC 104SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS1
MUSC 105SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II1
MUSC 106SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III1
MUSC 110CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must pass 11 quarters)0
MUSC 121PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS1
MUSC 122PIANO CLASS III FOR MAJORS1
Piano Proficiency0
MUSC 201MUSIC THEORY IV3
MUSC 202MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 203MUSIC THEORY VI3
MUSC 204SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV1
MUSC 205SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V1
MUSC 209COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 250MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I3
MUSC 251MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II3
MUSC 252MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III3
MUSC 305COUNTERPOINT2
MUSC 310BASIC CONDUCTING SKILLS2
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
MUSC 401ADVANCED ANALYSIS2
MUSC 409COMPOSITION1-5
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
Applied Music Requirements12
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE (1 each)
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Major Music Ensemble Requirements–must be repeated12
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music electives at the 300- or 400-level6
Total Credits81-89

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • explore and develop creative processes for music composition.