Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Composition, Principal-Applied Area: Voice, B.M.


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Requirement


Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


 

Core Area F. Music: 18 Hours


Notes:


  1. Prerequisite: successful completion of the preceding course in the Music-Theory and Aural-Skills course sequences. Any course in the Music-Theory course sequence can be taken for credit by examination. Credit by examination must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Orientation to Technology is included in the first five weeks of MUSC 1401 - Aural Skills I .
  3. Prerequisite: admission to music degree program or successful completion of the preceding course in the sequence. May be taken for credit by examination. Passing the Keyboard-Skills course sequence (i.e., MUSC 1501 , MUSC 1502 , MUSC 2501 , MUSC 2502 ) constitutes keyboard proficiency. Keyboard proficiency is a prerequisite to MUSC 3850 , MUSC 3900 , MUSC 4171 , MUSC 4172 , MUSC 4181 , MUSC 4182 , MUSC 4311 , MUSC 4400  and MUSC 4500 . Students must enroll in Keyboard Skills each term offered for a minimum of four semesters and until successful completion. A course or courses in the sequence may receive credit by examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Keyboard-Skills course syllabi.
  4. Students enroll in the ensemble associated with the principal-applied area and according to the requirements specific to the major and option (See “Specific Requirements” above for each major and option).

Composition Major: 60 Hours


Principal-Applied Area: Voice


Total Degree Program: 120 Hours


  1. Six terms must be completed with the grade “S.” Transfer students may transfer credit. (See Requirements Common to all Bachelor of Music Degrees below.)
  2. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the preceding course in the Music-Theory and Aural-Skills course sequences. Any course in the Music-Theory course sequence can be taken for credit by examination. Credit by examination must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar.
  3. Prerequisite: Admission to music degree program or successful completion of the preceding course in the sequence. May be taken for credit by examination. Passing the Keyboard-Skills course sequence (i.e., MUSC 1501 , MUSC 1502 , MUSC 2501 , MUSC 2502 ) constitutes keyboard proficiency. Keyboard proficiency is a prerequisite to MUSC 3850 , MUSC 3900 , MUSC 4171 , MUSC 4172 , MUSC 4181 , MUSC 4182 , MUSC 4311 , MUSC 4400  and MUSC 4500 . Students must enroll in Keyboard Skills each term offered for a minimum of four semesters and until successful completion. A course or courses in the sequence may receive credit by examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Keyboard-Skills course syllabi.
  4. Admission to MUSC 4600  requires passing a “level-change” performance-jury examination after completion of MUSC 2600 .
  5. Prerequisite: Passing the degree-recital hearing and permission of the instructor.

Specific Requirements, Bachelor of Music In Composition


  1. Ensemble Requirement
    1. Woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists pursuing the Composition major must be in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, or Marching Band for the first 4 semesters offered. At least one semester of Marching Band is required. Thereafter, these students enroll in at least one wind and/or percussion ensemble appropriate to their Principal-Applied performance area every semester offered (with the possible exception of the semester of, or immediately prior to, the full recital).
    2. Voice students pursuing the Composition major must be in Concert Choir for the first 4 semesters offered. Thereafter, these students enroll in at least one vocal ensemble every semester offered (with the possible exception of the semester of, or immediately prior to, the full recital).
    3. Keyboard, string, and guitar students pursuing the Composition major must be in Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Symphony Band, or Concert Choir for the first 4 semesters offered. Thereafter, these students enroll in at least one ensemble every semester offered (with the possible exception of the semester of, or immediately prior to, the full recital).
  2. Principal-Applied Requirements
    1. Students must register for MUSC 2600 Principal Applied