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Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Composition, B.M.

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The Composition Major builds on a strong foundation of music theory and gives extensive training in the creation of music in a wide variety of styles. This major is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study in composition with the ultimate aim of university teaching and/or professional composition.

BELL Core Requirements: 38 Hours (minimum)

Music Core: 37 Hours

Common Music Core: 30-33 Hours

I All classical majors take MUT 2340  and commercial majors and Music Therapy majors take MUT 2350 .

II Commercial Music majors, Music Therapy majors, and Musical Theatre majors do not have this requirement.

III All students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must participate in at least one ensemble each semester enrolled as a full-time student and earn a minimum of eight (8) hours credit except Music Education majors and Music Therapy majors who earn a minimum of seven (7) hours credit and Musical Theatre (BFA) majors who earn a minimum of ten (10) hours credit. This number of credits only may count toward degree requirements. See specific Ensemble Requirements  for each principal area.

IV Commercial Music majors only

Major Area: 45 Hours

General Electives: 12 Hours

(with 38-hour BELL Education Core)

Electives are reduced to 9 hours for non-keyboard principals.

Total Required for the Program: 132 Hours

1 No more than 14 hours of Applied Principal will count toward degree requirements.

2 Secondary applied study must be continued each semester until proficiency is passed.

3 Electives are reduced to 4 hours for non-keyboard principals.

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