Music B.M., Music Composition Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program, and should consult with their music adviser about the requirements in their concentration’s eight-semester plan.  Music core requirement hours may vary, based on placement and previous credit granted.  If a music core requirement is met without taking a class, students will substitute an elective for the core class.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
1013 Elementary II world language course3  
MUTH 1003 Basic Musicianship (if required or Elective)3  
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I2  
MUEN 1411 Men's Chorus I
or MUEN 1591 Women's Chorus I
1  
MUEN Ensemble I (see adviser)1  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MLIT 1013 Music and Society  3
MUTH 1603 Music Theory I (grade of B or better)  3
MUTH 1621 Aural Perception I  1
MUAC 1221 Piano Class for Music Majors I  1
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I  2
MUEN Music Ensemble I (see adviser)  1
Year Total: 13 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113)3  
Science Lecture/Lab (University Core, Science)4  
MUTH 2603 Music Theory II (grade B or better)13  
MUTH 1631 Aural Perception II1  
MUAC 1231 Piano Class for Music Majors II1  
MUAC 2112 Music Technology2  
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II2  
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)1  
HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)  3
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
  3
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
Select one of the following:2  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint2
or MUTH 3623 Music Perception
or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory
MUTH 2621 Aural Perception III1  1
MUAC 2221 Piano Class for Music Majors III  1
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II  2
MUTH 164V Composition I
or MUTH 264V Composition II
  2
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)  1
Year Total: 17 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques23  
MUTH 2631 Aural Perception IV11  
MUHS 3703 History of Music to 175023  
MUAC 2231 Piano Class for Music Major IV11  
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III2
or MUAP 130V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument I
2  
MUTH 364V Composition III23  
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)1  
MUPD 3801 Conducting I21  
MUSY 2003 Music in World Cultures
or WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
  3
Select one of the following as needed:2  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint
or MUTH 3623 Music Perception
or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory
MUHS 3713 History of Music from 1750 to Present1,2  3
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III
or MUAP 130V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument I
  2
MUTH 364V Composition III2  3
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)2  1
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
U.S. History Course (University Core, U.S. History)3  
Science Lecture/Lab (University Core, Science)4  
MUHS 4253 Special Topics in Music History23  
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV2
or MUAP 230V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument II
2  
MUTH 464V Composition IV23  
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (see adviser)21  
Social Science Course (non-HIST) (University Core, Social Sciences)  3
MUTH 4612 Orchestration2  2
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV2
or MUAP 230V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument II
  2
MUTH 464V Composition IV2  3
MUAP 4301 Composition Recital2
or MUAP 4201 Applied Recital II
  1
Elective (MUEN Music Ensemble IV recommended as part of this, see adviser)  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120