Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Music - Concentration in Composition, B.A.

Curriculum

A. Required General Studies Courses - 35 Credits

MUS 212The African American in Music

2

B. Major Requirements - 37 Credits

Core Courses - 25 Credits

MUS 103Aural Skills I

1

MUS 104Aural Skills II

1

MUS 108Music Theory I: Introduction To Functional Harmony

2

MUS 109Music Theory II: Diatonic Harmony

2

MUS 110Piano Class for Beginners I

1

MUS 111Piano Class for Beginners II

1

MUS 203Aural Skills III

1

MUS 204Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 208Music Theory III: Chromatic Harmony

2

MUS 209Music Theory IV: Chromatic And Post-Tonal Music

2

MUS 305Music History I - Early through Classical

3

MUS 306Music History II - Classical to Contemporary

3

MUS 307A Study of Non-Western Music

1

MUS 309Form And Analysis

3

MUS 400Senior Recital/Project

1

Core Course II

Complete 6 semesters of Recital Attendance.  This course can be repeated.
MUS 101Student Recitals

0

Core Electives - 12 Credits

Applied - 5 Credits
MUSA 311-394Applied Music

1 or 2

Large Ensembles - 6 Credits
MUS 200University Marching Band

0 or 1

MUS 201University Concert Band

0 or 1

MUS 260Orchestra

0-1

MUS 300University Choir

0 or 1

MUS 401University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

0 or 1

Small Ensemble - 1 Credit
MUS 015University Basketball Band

0 or 1

MUS 210Brass Ensemble

0 or 1

MUS 220Woodwind Ensemble

0 or 1

MUS 221String Chamber Ensemble

1

MUS 230Percussion Ensemble

0 or 1

MUS 240Collegians (Jazz Ensemble)

0 or 1

MUS 310Choral Ensemble

0 or 1

MUS 429Piano Accompanying

1

D. Concentration Requirements - 28 Credits

Concentration Core - 11 Credits
MUS 123Voice Class

1

MUS 231String Class

1

MUS 308Tonal Counterpoint

3

MUS 312Orchestration

2

MUS 338Conducting

1

MUS 345Brass Class

1

MUS 346Woodwind Class

1

MUS 347Percussion Class

1

Concentration Core II - 10 Credits
Complete 10 credit hours of MUSA 365.  MUSA 365 may be repeated.
MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

Concentration Electives - 7 credits
Select 7 credits from courses that begin with the prefix MUS or MUSA.

E. Free Electives - 20 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 120

All music students must earn a "C" or better in all music classes.

If students are not enrolled in Marching Band, they must register for one P.E. class to meet the general studies requirement.

*Piano students may enroll in accompanying if offered.

Curriculum Guide: B.A. in Music with Concentration in Composition

Freshman Year

First Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 103Aural Skills I

1

MUS 108Music Theory I: Introduction To Functional Harmony

2

MUS 110Piano Class for Beginners I

1

MUSA 311-394Applied Music

1 or 2

ENGL 102Composition I

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

PE Any PE course

1

Social & Behavior Sciences B (1)

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 104Aural Skills II

1

MUS 109Music Theory II: Diatonic Harmony

2

MUS 111Piano Class for Beginners II

1

MUSA 311-394Applied Music

1 or 2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

ENGL 103Composition II

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year

First Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 203Aural Skills III

1

MUS 208Music Theory III: Chromatic Harmony

2

MUS 212The African American in Music

2

MUSA 311-394Applied Music

1 or 2

MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - A

3

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 204Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 209Music Theory IV: Chromatic And Post-Tonal Music

2

MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - B

4

Social & Behavior Sciences B (2)

3

Humanities and Fine Arts B

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

First Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 305Music History I - Early through Classical

3

MUS 307A Study of Non-Western Music

1

MUS 308Tonal Counterpoint

3

MUS 312Orchestration

2

MUS 346Woodwind Class

1

MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

MUS Music Electives

2

MUS 123Voice Class

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

MUS 101Student Recitals

0

MUS 306Music History II - Classical to Contemporary

3

MUS 309Form And Analysis

3

MUS 338Conducting

1

MUS 345Brass Class

1

MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

Free Elective 3

3

MUS 347Percussion Class

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

First Semester

MUS 231String Class

1

MUSA 365Applied Composition

2

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

MUS Ensemble(Small or Large)

1

Free Elective 3

3

Free Elective 4

3

Free Elective 5

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

MUS 400Senior Recital/Project

1

MUS Music Electives

2

MUS Music Electives

3

Free Elective

2

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 7

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 120

Special Note:  Students must earn a grad of "C" or better in all courses listed under sections B and D, above.

Special Note:  Students taking guitar as their primary applied instrument may enroll in MUS 240: Collegians Jazz Ensemble to complete the large ensemble requirement.