Catalog 2010-2012

Composition - Theory

The B.M. Composition-Theory major requires a minimum of 121 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 121 hours. 



  Music Theory/Applied Music:.....20 hours

    Composition Class: 580:030 (2 hrs.); Music and Technology: 580:122 (2 hrs.); Applied Composition: 540:054 (4 hrs.); 540:154 (12 hrs.).

  Music, Organizations and Ensembles (530:xxx).....8 hours

  Applied Music: Applied Piano 540:060 (beyond 540:P46).....2 hours

  Music Techniques: 560:017 or 560:018; 560:021 or 560:022; 560:052/560:152.....6 hours

  Music Theory: 580:011; 580:012; 580:013; 580:014; 580:015; 580:016; 580:017; 580:018; 580:025; 580:026; 580:027; 580:028; 580:110; 580:125; 580:126.....24 hours

  Music History and Musicology: 590:001; 590:002; 590:003; 590:1/3xxx or 595:1/3xxx.....11 hours

Electives in music: (100/3000/4000-level).....8 hours

79 hours


Additional requirements:

1. Senior Project: In the last semester before graduation, the student must have completed a large work for orchestra or wind symphony (or some other option with the consent of the composition faculty). The work will be given a reading, the date of which is to be determined by the director of the ensemble. The director shall also dictate the date of delivery for the score and parts. The student will prepare the score and parts using an industry standard computer notation/printing program such as Finale or Sibelius.

2. Majors are expected to present regular performances of their pieces on the Student Composers Concert series (minimum of five performances).

3. Majors must have a grade of B or better in Analysis 580:110 before they can take  Counterpoint Survey 580:125.

4. Senior recital (full recital).