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Bachelor of Music in Composition

The Bachelor of Music in Composition is designed for students who wish to become composers and/or to pursue academic careers. Students who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should elect a curriculum in Music Education.

Pre-College Music Preparation

An extensive background in piano or another instrument and evidence of creative capacity in composition.

Curriculum

  • Core Curriculum
  • Eight terms of private study in composition
  • Election of undergraduate composition seminar each term
  • Fifteen credits of music theory beyond the Core Curriculum including Basic Theory at the Keyboard, Analysis of 20th-Century Music, Orchestration I and II, and Species Counterpoint
  • Thirty hours of non-music electives, including the University's two semester English writing requirement
  • Electives to complete a total of 120 hours

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