2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 29, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Music Composition Major

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(75 credits)

History and Literature (12 credits):

Other Basic Musicianship Courses (5 credits):

Performance (8 credits):

Choose 2 credits from the following:

Choose 2 credits from the following:


Students must enroll in six semesters of performance study.


Students with substantial piano background can be exempted from piano after passing proficiency.

Ensembles (7 credits):

One credit of elective ensembles

Composition (13 credits):

Advanced History Courses (3 credits):

Recital (composition) (1 credit):

Keyboard Proficiency

All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music education majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Event Attendance

A large number of concerts and recitals representing a broad spectrum of musical styles and genres occurs every semester. This resource of musical events is an integral part of a musician’s training. All music majors and minors must attend a specified number of concerts, recitals, and Contemporary Music Festival events before graduation. Information concerning this requirement is available in the school office.

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