2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Composition, B.M.


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Minimum Total Credits Required: 130


Minimum Music Credits Required: 101


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 29


Notes:


1 Two credits per semester for 8 semesters. Applied study on major instrument required freshman and sophomore years. Applied study on additional instruments, as determined by composition instructor, may replace applied major in junior and senior years.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters.
4 Three credits per semester for 6 semesters.
5 A full-length recital of original compositions.
6 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
7 One year of study of a single foreign language is required. A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
8 See Bachelor of Arts & Sciences Core  for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

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