The College of Arts and Architecture

BM in Composition - Degree Requirements Checklist, page 1

Bachelor of Music in Composition
(122 credits)

Students are admitted to the School of Music and the College of Arts and Architecture under the designation AAMUS and begin to track their intended degree program. Program reviews are held during the fourth semester. Students who have achieved satisfactory standing may then formally change to their intended major.

Theory/History Core
____ MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship I (1)
____ MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship II (1)
____ MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship III (1)
____ MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IV (1)
____ MUSIC 131 Music Theory I (2)
____ MUSIC 132 Music Theory II (2)
____ MUSIC 231 Music Theory III (2)
____ MUSIC 331 Elementary Analysis IV (2)
____ MUSIC 162 (IL) Intro to Music History (2)
____ MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History (3)*
____ MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music History II (3)*
____ MUSIC 332 20th Century Analysis (2)
* May be counted as General Education Arts (GA) by petition. Counting these credits as GA does not reduce the minimum credits required for the degree.

 

Other Courses
____ MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour (1)
Students must attend 150 documented concert events before graduation. At least 40 of these events must be Common Hour presentations.
Credit for concert attendance is applied when students register for MUSIC 101 in the second semester of their senior year.

____ MUSIC 266 Basic Conducting (1)
____ MUSIC 336 Orchestration (2)
____ MUSIC 431 Advanced Tonal Analysis (2)
____ MUSIC 433 Advanced Analysis of 20th Century Music
____ MUSIC 458 Electronic Music (3)
____ MUSIC 472 18th Century Counterpoint (2)
____ Music History/Literature Elective (3)
____ Music History/Literature Elective (3)
(461W-464W series or Special Topics course taught by music history or theory faculty)

Music Elective (3)
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     Composition Lessons
____ MUSIC 173S 1st Year Composition Seminar (2)
____ MUSIC 174 Composition II (2)
____ MUSIC 273 Composition III (2)
____ MUSIC 274 Composition IV (2)
____ MUSIC 373 Composition V (3)
____ MUSIC 374 Composition VI (3)
____ MUSIC 473 Composition VII (3)
____ MUSIC 474 Composition VIII (3)

 

Ensembles
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Applied Music courses
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Piano Proficiency
Students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction), beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed. Proficiency exams are held at the end of every semester.

Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses from their major, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.