Music Composition-Theory Major
In this major, emphasis may be placed on music composition or on the theory of music. Necessary course adjustments require approval of the composition-theory division.
If the emphasis is on composition, the fourth-year student must present a satisfactory senior recital of original compositions. If the emphasis is on theory, an advanced project (MUS 299, Thesis, two semesters) approved by the composition-theory division is required in the fourth year.
|Music Theory Core|
|MUS 101||Music Theory and Practice I||2|
|MUS 102||Music Theory and Practice II||2|
& MUS 202
|Music Theory and Practice III|
and Music Theory and Practice IV
|MUS 107||Aural Skills I||2|
|MUS 108||Aural Skills II||2|
& MUS 208
|Aural Skills III|
and Aural Skills IV
|Advanced Music Theory||6|
|Music History and Literature Core|
|MUS 110||Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect||2|
& MUS 314
|The History of Music I|
and The History of Music II 1
|Advanced Music History||6|
|Required Music Courses|
|MUS 242||Elements of Conducting||2|
& MUS 173
|Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I|
and Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II
|MUS 106||Beginning Composition||4|
|MUS 206||Intermediate Composition||4|
|MUS 406||Advanced Composition 3||12|
|MUS 402||Musical Acoustics||3|
|An advanced (400-level) muisc history course||3|
|MUS 425||Post-Tonal Pitch Organization||3|
|Music Theory 3||8|
|French, German, or Italian 4||8|
|Electives as needed to total 130 hours|
All students are required to enroll in at least one approved performance ensemble each semester in residence, with a maximum of 16 semester hours of such ensemble applicable to the Bachelor of Music degree.
The music theory electives for the third and fourth years are to be chosen from , MUS 404 (may be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours), MUS 405, MUS 407, MUS 408 (may be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours in addition to MUS 408, sections D or E), MUS 409, and MUS 499 (may be repeated to a maximum of four semester hours; senior standing in music required). If the curricular emphasis is in music theory, the following will apply: juniors will substitute an additional three semester hours of MUS 408 for MUS 406; seniors will take MUS 299 (two semesters), MUS 405, and substitute an additional 400-level music history course for MUS 406.
Students who completed 2 years of French, German, or Italian in high school have met this requirement. Other languages may be chosen with permission of the composition-theory adviser.Completion of this requirement does not complete the General Education language requirement.