Composition

Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

This disciplinary major also requires:

  • Completion of an interdisciplinary major or minor
  • All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in an interdisciplinary major or minor and general education.
Supporting Courses29-32
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Concert Attendance (6 semesters required)
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Applied Composition (Must take total of 4 credits)
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Voice Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble Requirement (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Upper-Level Courses24
Music History I
Music History II
Materials and Design
Capstone Project
Advanced Composition (4 credits required)
New Music Ensemble
Upper-Level Minor Ensemble (1 credit):
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Electives (6 credits required):
Keyboard Lessons 5
Keyboard Lessons 6
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 6
Keyboard Lessons 7
Keyboard Lessons 8
Voice Lessons 7
Voice Lessons 8
Instrumental Lessons 7
Instrumental Lessons 8
Internship
Independent Study
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Diction for Singers I
Diction for Singers II
Basic Conducting
Woodwind Techniques
Brass Techniques
String Techniques
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
World Music
Jazz History
Musical Theatre History
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature
Independent Study
Travel Course
Total Credits53-56