Bachelor of Music (B.M.) - Composition Concentration

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

University Core Curriculum (42 hours)

May be applied to Core Curriculum requirements:

MUSI 2300Introduction to World Music

Musical Performance and Composition (29 hours)

  1. Applied Study in Primary Instrument or Voice (MUAP) 12 hours (8 lower-division, 4 upper-division)
  2. Primary Applied Proficiency Barrier (MUAP 2002) 0 hours
  3. Applied Study in Composition (MUAP) 12 hours (4 lower-division, 8 upper-division)
  4. Ensembles (MUEN or Accompanying) 4 hours lower-division
  5. MUAP 4100 60-Minute Recital

Supporting Courses in Music (45 hours)

(not including MUSI 2300, which is applied toward Core Curriculum requirements)

Lower-Division Courses (16 hours)

MUSI 1000Recitals, Concerts and Productions

MUAP 1111Harmony and Keyboard I

MUAP 1112Harmony and Keyboard II

MUSI 1116Aural Skills I [TCCN: MUSI 1116]

MUSI 1117Aural Skills II [TCCN: MUSI 1117]

MUSI 1211Music Theory I

MUSI 1212Music Theory II

MUAP 2111Harmony and Keyboard III

MUAP 2112Harmony and Keyboard IV

MUSI 2116Aural Skills III [TCCN: MUSI 2116]

MUSI 2117Aural Skills IV [TCCN: MUSI 2117]

MUSI 2211Music Theory III

MUSI 2212Music Theory IV

MUAP 2001Piano Proficiency

NOTE: MUSI 1000 - 6 semester hours with grade of CR required

Upper-Division Courses (29 hours)

MUSI 3214Advanced Instrumental Conducting And Score Reading


MUSI 3226Advanced Choral Conducting And Score Reading

MUSI 3242Electronic Music

MUSI 3243Music Technology

MUSI 3311Conducting

MUSI 3319Music History I

MUSI 3320Music History II

MUSI 3348Composers Seminar

MUSI 4245Arranging For Choral And Instrumental Ensembles

MUSI 4340Counterpoint

MUSI 4342Form and Analysis

MUSI 4343Topics in Music Theory


Music Electives (4 hours)

Recommended 4 Year Course Sequence Bachelor of Music - Composition Emphasis