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BACHELOR OF MUSIC
Visual and Performing Arts
Concentration in Composition
 

The degree of Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Composition is designed both to prepare students for graduate study in composition and equip them with the knowledge and technical experience needed by composers today. Emphasis is also placed on twentieth century theoretical study and computer/MIDI experience.  

A.            General Education Core Requirements. 33 credits.
                 See General Education Requirements  

B.            Additional Degree Requirements. 9 credits.
                CMSC 204                Introduction to Programming/3 credits.
                Humanities/6 credits in at least two disciplines and not in the discipline of music.  

C.  Major Requirements
MUSC 113 Theory of Music/2 credits  
MUSC 114 Theory of Music/2 credits  
MUSC 115 Sightsinging and Dictation/1 credit  
MUSC 116 Sightsinging and Dictation/1 credit  
MUSC 119 Introduction to Computer Applications in Music/1 credit  
MUSC 137 Music Literature/3 credits  
MUSC 213 Theory of Music/2 credits  
MUSC 214 Theory of Music/2 credits  
MUSC 215  Sightsinging and Dictation/1 credit  
MUSC 216  Sightsinging and Dictation/1 credit  
MUSC 313 Form and Analysis/3 credits  
MUSC 315 Intermediate Computer Applications in Music/2 credits  
MUSC 316 Intermediate Computer Applications in Music /2 credits  
MUSC 331 History of Music/3 credits  
MUSC 332    History of Music/3 credits  
MUSC 341  Conducting/2 credits           
MUSC 342 Advanced Choral Conducting/2 credits  
or MUSC 343 Advanced Instrumental Conducting/2 credits  
MUSC 412 Arranging/2 credits  
MUSC 413    Advanced Analysis/2 credits  
MUSC 414 Counterpoint/2 credits  
MUSC 415 Advanced Computer Applications in Music /2 credits  
MUSC 416   Advanced Computer Applications in Music /2 credits  
MUSC 432 Music of the Twentieth Century/3 credits  
Music Composition:  MUSC 117, 118, 217, 218, 317, 318, 417, 418/8 credits  
Applied Music: MUSC 171, 172, 271, 272, 371-372, 471, 472/8 credits on main instrument or voice
Applied Music (Piano, unless applied area above is a keyboard instrument.  All credits in the same applied area.)/4 credits  
                MUSC 163, 164, 263, 264 (Piano class)  
                OR MUSC 171, 172, 271, 272 (Individual piano lesson)  
Ensembles/8 credits  
Music Electives/6 credits  
TOTAL 80 credits 

D.            Electives/4 credits  

E.             Total Credits Required for Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Composition   - 126  

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