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Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Composition

 

1st year
Autumn
Spring
MUSI 108A-114A
Ensembles
1
1
MUSI 105-106
Theory I, II
2
2
MUSI 135-136A
Keyboard Skills I, II
1
1
MUSI 202L
Introduction to Music Literature
-
3
MUSI 140-141
Aural Perception I, II
2
2
MUSI 195
Applied Study I
1
1
MUSI 180
Composition I
2
2
MUST 110
Digital Audio and Multitracking
2
-
Electives and General Education
 
3
3
Total
 
14
15

 

2nd Year
Autumn
Spring
MUSI 108A-114A
Ensembles
1
1
MUSI 205-206
Theory III, IV
2
2
MUSI 235-236
Keyboard Skills III, IV
1
1
MUSI 296
Piano Proficiency Assessment
-
0
MUSI 296
Upper-Division Required Performance
-
0
MUSI 240-241
Aural Perception III, IV
2
2
MUSI 295
Applied Music II
1
1
MUSI 280
Composition II
2
2
MUST 210
Sequence, Synthesis, and Sampling
2
-
MUSI 301H-302H
Music History I, II
3
3
Electives and General Education
 
3
3
Total
 
17
15
3rd Year
Autumn
Spring
MUSI 335 or 336
Instrumental OR Choral Conducting
-
2
MUSI 308-314,310,331 OR 362
Ensembles
1
1
MUSI 395
Applied Music III
1
-
MUSI 380
Composition III
3
3
MUSI 356-357
Form and Analysis I, II
2
2
MUSI 407
Counterpoint I
3
-
MUSI 415
Music of the 20th C. to the Present
3
-
MUSI 440
Orchestration
2
-
Electives and General Education
 
3
6
Total
 
17
14
4th Year
Autumn
Spring
MUSI 308-314,310,331 OR 362
Ensembles
1
1
MUSI 388
Concert Attendance
-
0
MUSI 310
Interactivity & Digital Signal Processing
-
2
MUSI 480
Composition IV
3
-
MUST 410
Computer Music Programming
2
-
MUSI 499 Professional Project - 2
*Upper-Division music electives
 
2
-
Electives and General Education
 
6
9
Total
 
14
14

General Education Additional Requirements:

  • Group I: English Writing Skills - WRIT 101
  • Group II: Mathmatics - M course 100 or above
  • Group IIIb: Exemption from Modern and Classical Language Requirement - Symbolic Systems MUSI 105, 106, 140, 141.
  • Group IV: Expressive Arts - Courses (min. 3 credits) Ensembles and Sec. Lessons taken each semester satisfies this requirment.
  • Group V: Literary and Artistic Studies - L Courses (min 3 credits) MUSI 202L taken in 1st year satisfies this requirment.
  • Group VI and Group IX: Historical and Cultural Studies and American and European Perspectives - H/Y Courses (min. 3 credits) MUSI 301 and MUSI 302.
  • Group VII: Social Science (min. 3 credit).
  • Group VIII: Ethical and Human Values (min 3 credits).
  • Group X: Indigenous and Global Perspectives (min. 3 credits).
  • Group XI: Natural Science (for this perspective, 6 credits required and at least one course MUST include a lab experience).

Additional Music Department Requirements Include:

  • Lower - Division Writing Expectation MUSI 302
  • Upper - Division Writing Expectation (MUSI 415)
  • Upper - Division Writing Assessment:
  • 100 Recital Credits (MUSI 388)
  • Upper divisional recital program (MUSI 296)
  • Piano Proficiency Exam (MUSI 296)
  • Music 424, Music of the 20th Century to the Present, should satisfy the upper-division writing expectation.
  • All degrees require 39 upper division credits