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Composition BM

Department of Music

Admissions Procedures

All incoming and transfer students (including music minors) must perform an audition for the music faculty and take the Music Literacy Predictive Exam. Students who a) complete an acceptable performance audition, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Music Major status. Students who a) complete an audition that shows promise but is not yet acceptable, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Pre-Music Major Status. Pre-Music Majors will have one semester to improve performance skills for Music Major Status. Only Music Major, Pre-Major, and Music Minor status students will be allowed to enroll in MUS 119 Materials of Music I and MUS 121 Ear Training I. Only Music Majors and Music Minors will be allowed to enroll in MUS 120 Materials of Music II and MUS 122 Ear Training II.

Composition BM 
Course Number and TitleCredits
Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
DLV MUS 100 Introduction to Music3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
MUS 119, 120, 219, 220 Materials of Music12
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222 Ear Training4
CID MUS 202 Music Communications2
MUS 208 Music Technology2
MUS 261 Basic Conducting1
MUS 312 Introduction to Computer Music3
MUS 324 Orchestration2
MUS 351, 352, 353 Music History and Literature9
MUS 365 Choral Conducting1
MUS 366 Instrumental Conducting1
MUS 410 Advanced Form and Analysis3
MUS 424 Counterpoint Since 16002
MUS-APL 10 Concert Class (8 semesters of Pass grade)0
MUS-APL 108, 109 Class Piano2
FF MUS-APL 447 Senior Composition Recital2
MUS-ENS – Major Ensemble8
MUS-PRV 181 Composition Lessons (two semesters)2
MUS-PRV 282 Composition Lessons (two semesters)4
MUS-PRV – Lower-division major Performance Studies8
MUS-PRV 382 or 482 Composition Lessons (must study for at least one semester at the MUS-PRV 400-level)8
MUS-PRV – Lower-division minor Performance Studies (Piano, unless major instrument is Keyboard)4
MUS-PRV 3 – 300-level Performance Studies4
Upper-division music courses3
Electives to total 128 credits7-10
Total128