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Bachelor of Music (Composition)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Composition provides comprehensive training aimed at the development of skills and imagination necessary to create compelling music in a variety of professional contexts, as well as in the church and community.  The program encourages an openness to diverse styles and genres, and emphasizes growth in craft and purposeful creativity. Resources include a state-of-the-art Digital Music Studio. Concerts of student works are presented at the end of each semester, and a full composition recital is required in the senior year.

General Education

 32 hours

 

Biblical and Theological Studies

 8 hours (BITH 111, 212, 214, 316)

 

Writing

 4 hours (ENGW 103) (See Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for writing competency.)

 

Literature

 2 hours (Any except ENGL 326, 327)

 

Art

 2 hours (ART 101, 102, 211, 221, 231,or 302)

 

History

 4 hours (HIST 105, 111, or 115)

 

Philosophy

 6 hours (PHIL 101and PHIL 216)

 

Diversity

 2 courses (See Liberal Arts General Education for courses)

 

Electives

 4 hours (non-music general education courses.

 See Liberal Arts general education courses)

 

Applied Health Science

 2 hours (AHS 101)

 

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)

 48 hours

 

Music Theory 1-4

11 hours (MUTC 151, 171, 241, 261)

 

Aural Skills 1-5

 5 hours (MUTC 152, 172, 252, 272, 352)

 

MUTC Elective

 2 hours (MUTC 343, 364, 389)

 

Music Notation

 2 hours (MUTC 111)

 

Composition

16 hours (MUTC 122, 231, 232, 331, 332, 451, 452)

 

Counterpoint

 2 hours (MUTC 353 or 354)

 

Orchestration

 2 hours (MUTC 355)

 

Arranging

 2 hours (MUTC 356)

 

Digital Music Technology I

 2 hours (MUTC 233)

 

Digital Music Technology II

 2 hours (MUTC 333)

 

Context Studies (MUCS)

 16 hours

 

Music Before 1600

 2 hours (MUCS 261)

 

Baroque and Classical Music

 4 hours (MUCS 262)

 

Nineteenth-Century Music

 2 hours (MUCS 263)

 

World Music

 2 hours (MUCS 264)

 

Twentieth-Century Music

 4 hours (MUCS 361)

 

Senior Capstone

 2 hours (MUCS 494)

 

 

 

Methods Studies (MUMS)

 7 hours

 

Introduction to Music Studies

 2 hours (MUMS 115)

 

Basic Conducting & Lab

 3 hours (MUMS 248/346)

 

Vocal Techniques for Composers

 2 hours (MUMS 343)

 

Percussion Techniques for Composers

 2 hours (MUMS 344)

 

 

 

Individual Performance (MUIP)

 10 hours

 

Primary Instrument

 10 hours (MUIP 201-422)

 

 

 

Ensemble Performance (MUEP)

 4 hours (MUEP 213-218)

 

Large Ensemble (8 semesters)

 

 

 

 

Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)

 0 hours (MUEP 219)

 

Eight semesters

 

 

 

 

Music Electives

 2 hours

 

Any combination MUCS or MUMS 341:1-6

 

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music courses)

 8 hours

 

 

 Composition Portfolio

 0 hours (MUMS 494)

 

 

 

Senior Recital

0 hours (MUIP 494)

 

 

Piano Proficiency

 

 

 

Total hours required for degree

 127 hours

 

Revision Date:  June 1, 2013

 

 

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