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Bachelor of Music - Composition and Theory
(B.M. Composition/Theory)

This information represents a typical plan for completion of a music degree. Your actual course may vary. Courses in yellow highlight are sequential music courses offered only in the indicated semester. These must be taken in the sequence indicated.

Freshmen - 14 hours in Fall, 17 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 1000r Seminar 0 MUS 1000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx see note 1 Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx see note 1  Major Ensemble
MUS 2xxxr Applied Instrument MUS 2xxxr  Applied Instrument 
MUS 1030 Ear Training I MUS 1040  Ear Training II 
MUS 1070   Theory I MUS 1080  Theory II  3
MUS 1310 Piano Class see note 2  1 MUS 1320  Piano Class see note 2  1
ENGL 1010  Rhetoric and Composition I  ENGL 1020  Rhetoric and Composition II 
MATH 1010  Mathematics in Our Modern World  MUS 1110  Intro to Music 

 

 ENGL or PHIL Western Humanities I 3
Sophomore - 14 hours in Fall, 18 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 2000r Seminar 0 MUS 2000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1
MUS 2030 Ear Training III 3 MUS 2040 Ear Training IV 1
MUS 2070 Theory III 3 MUS 2080 Theory IV 3
MUS 1410 Piano Class see note 2 1 MUS 1420 Piano Class see note 2 1
SS Behavioral/Social Science 3 MUS 2050 Fundamentals of Composition 2
Science Non-lab Science Course 3 Statistics Approved Statistics Course 3
  ENGL or PHIL Western Humanities II 3
Junior - 15 hours in Fall, 18 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credt Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 3000r Seminar 0 MUS 3000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx  Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instrument see note 3 4 MUS 4511r Applied Instrument see note 3 4
MUS 3030 Basic Conducting 2 MUS 3100 or 3280 Choral or Instumental Conducting 2
MUS 3050r Composition 2 MUS 3050r Composition  2
MUS 3070 Orchestration 2 MUS 3200 Counterpoint 3
MUS 3150 Music History I 3 MUS 3160 Music History II 3
MUS 3700 or 4650 Electronic Music or Practicum in Music Technology 3 MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3
Senior - 16 hours in Fall, 15 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 4000r Seminar 0 MUS 4000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxxr Major Ensemble see note 1 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instrument see note 2 2 MUS 3xxxr Applied Instrument see note 2 2
MUS 3170 Survey of Jazz see note 4 3 Science Lab Science Course 4
MUS 4150 20th Century Music 3 MUS 4160 Symphonic Literature 3
MUS 4010 Composition 4 MUS 4010 Composition 4
SS Behavioral or Social Science 3 MUS 4900 Senior Project in Composition 1
  MUS 4920 Senior Recital (1/2) see note 5 0

Notes

1 Ensembles and applied instruction may be vocal/choral or instrumental. Ensembles must be 0030, 0022, 0028, 0030, 0040, or 0050 as appropriate to your applied instrument except in special approved circumstances.

2 For non-piano majors.

3 Division Jury music be passed at the end of the sophomore year to enter into the 3000-level of applied instruction for the junior year.

4 MUS 3170, Survey of Jazz is recommended for the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education category.

5 Approval of Division Jury is required to perform Senior recital.

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