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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Composition, B.M.

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The Bachelor of Music in Composition is designed to develop fundamental craft and technical skills, to encourage independent stylistic development and artistic excellence, and to give students the real-world experiences and practical professional skills needed for the many different careers open to today’s composer.

Each year, students are expected to organize at least one performance of an original work (completed in their studies), such as a film score, incidental music, a dance collaboration, or an electronic music installation, in a studio recital or another appropriate venue.

Requirements for the Major (80-81 Credit Hours)

University-wide Requirements (Varies)

Core Courses

Composition Lessons, Seminar (14 Credit Hours)

Private Instrumental or Vocal Studies (4 Credit Hours)

Private Studies 3200 or 3100 (two to four terms, as needed)

Senior Recital (2 Credit Hours)

Additional Ensemble (PERE) (6 Credit Hours)

Music/AMAE Electives (7 Credit Hours)

Free Electives

Hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements.

Total: 122 Credit Hours

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