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Music Composition (BM) *

Music Bachelors BM

Variable Credit Min

78

Variable Credit Max

78

Major Academic Plan

Title

Composition

Learning Outcome

Compose music with modern contemporary or experimental music vocabularies rooted in historical principles.

Title

Colors

Learning Outcome

Write for diverse color combinations including orchestral vocal and electroacoustic resources.

Title

Concert

Learning Outcome

Prepare and present a juried recital of their own music during their senior year.

Title

Canon

Learning Outcome

Expand and deepen one's knowledge of the contemporary canon of serious composition.

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 — Complete 14 Courses

Lower-division music core courses:

course - Aural Skills 1 1.0

course - Aural Skills 2 1.0

course - Music Theory 1 3.0

course - Music Theory 2 3.0

course - Sight Singing 1 0.5

course - Sight Singing 2 0.5

course - Functional Piano Skills 1 2.0

course - Functional Piano Skills 2 2.0

course - Aural Skills 3 1.0

course - Aural Skills 4 1.0

course - Music Theory 3 3.0

course - Music Theory 4 3.0

course - Sight Singing 3 0.5

course - Sight Singing 4 0.5

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Instrumental Conducting Techn 2.0

course - Choral Conducting Techniques 2.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

Option 3.1 — Complete 8 hours

Instrumentalists and Contemporary Vocalists:

course - Performance Instruction - You may take up to 8.0 credit hours 0.5v

Option 3.2 — Complete 8 hours

Classical Vocalists:

course - Classical Voice - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 0.5v

course - Diction Lab 1 - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 0.5

Note: Concurrent registration in Music 260R: Classical Voice is required for Music 262R: Diction Lab 1.

Requirement 4 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete 1 hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 1-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles and 1-3 hours from Category 2 ensembles (see MAP). At least 1 of the hours for Category 2 must be from MUSIC 441R - New Music Ensemble.

Requirement 5 — Complete 4 Courses

Upper-division music core courses:

course - Survey of Music Literature 1 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 2 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 3 2.0

course - Form and Analysis 3.0

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - World Music 2.0

course - History of Jazz 2.0

Requirement 7 — Complete 4 hours

course - Composition - You may take 4 times 1.0

Requirement 8 — Complete 1 Course

course - Electronic Music Composition 2.0

Requirement 9 — Complete 4 hours

course - Composition Seminar. - You may take up to 4.0 credit hours 0.5

Requirement 10 — Complete 6 hours

Students must pass a juried portfolio review prior to enrolling in Music 388R.

course - Advanced Composition - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 1.5

Requirement 11 — Complete 4 Courses

course - Orchestration 1 3.0

course - Counterpoint 3.0

course - 20th Century Orchestration 3.0

course - 16th-Century Counterpoint 3.0

Requirement 12 — Complete 1 Requirement

Recital:

Present a juried composition recital (Music 449) during the senior year.

Enroll in Music 449 (1 credit hour) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Music Scheduling Office for further information. See supervisor of accompanying regarding guidelines for accompanist fees.

Requirement 12.1 — Complete 1 Course

course - Senior Recital 1.0

Note: Students must register for 449 before applying for graduation.

Requirement 13 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

After consulting with faculty advisor, complete 2 hours of music electives.

APPENDIX A: See Ensemble Requirement

Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles

course - Men's Chorus - You may take three times 1.0

course - Women's Chorus - You may take three times 1.0

course - Concert Choir - You may take three times 1.0

course - University Singers - You may take three times 1.0

course - Symphonic Band - You may take three times 1.0

course - Wind Symphony - You may take three times 1.0

course - Symphony Orchestra - You may take three times 1.0

course - Philharmonic Orchestra - You may take three times 1.0

Category 2: Other Approved Ensembles

course - Opera Workshop - You may take two times 1.0

course - Opera Ensemble - You may take two times 0.5v

course - Music Theatre Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Baroque Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Marching Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Percussion Chamber Music - You may take two times 1.0

course - Steel Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Jazz Combos - You may take two times 1.0

course - Vocal Jazz Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Jazz Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Synthesis - You may take two times 1.0

course - Jazz Legacy Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Balinese Gamelan - You may take two times 1.0

course - Chamber Orchestra - You may take two times 1.0

course - Harp Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Brass Chamber Musc - You may take two times 1.0

course - Early Music Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Guitar Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Keyboard in Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Percussion Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - String Chamber Music - You may take two times 1.0

course - Woodwind Chamber M - You may take two times 1.0

course - New Music Ensemble - You may take three times 1.0