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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Composition and Arranging Emphasis: 40 Hours

The Commercial Music Major provides a broad musical base for students who wish to pursue careers in the commercial music industry. The Composition and Arranging Emphasis prepares students to be composers and arrangers in a variety of commercial music styles.

NOTE: Students are confirmed in the Major in Commercial Music - Composition and Arranging Emphasis (allowing them to take specific coursework in this emphasis) after the submission and approval of a portfolio of materials. See School of Music for portfolio requirements. This confirmation should occur during the first two semesters.

Course Requirements

Select one of the two following principals:

Voice Principal: 19 Hours

Keyboard and Instrumental Principals: 19 Hours

(Percussion principles take MBI 2010 Improvisation I  and MBI 2030 Ethnic Percussion )

Free Elective: 5 Hours

(with 43-hour General Ed Core)