|Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher required.|
|Composition (Repeated) **|
|MUSC 670||Perspectives of Musicology and Ethnomusicology (or other as approved)||3|
|MUSC 771||Music Research and Bibliography||3|
|MUSC 764||Compositional Techniques in Contemporary Music||3|
|or MUSC 464||Analysis of Twentieth Century Art Music|
|Music Theory Electives: ***||6|
|Analysis of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Music|
or MUSC 763
|Pedagogy of Theory|
|Transcription and Arranging|
|Music Electives ****||5|
|Ensemble (two semesters)||2|
|Comprehensive Oral Examination|
- Composition majors must submit a composition in a large form as a thesis.
- All candidates for the master of music degree are required to participate for credit for two semesters (or summer sessions) in a performing group which meets at least two clock-hours per week and which is selected with the advisor’s approval.
- A general comprehensive oral examination must be passed by all candidates for the master of music degree.
One semester of counterpoint and 1 of electronic music are required if not taken in the undergraduate degree.
MUSC 660-002 is a separate class and can be used as a music theory elective
MUSC 660-002 is also a suitable elective.
Music electives must be selected from available offerings above MUSC 400.
Major Learning Outcomes
Students who earn graduate degrees in Composition will develop:
- Advanced competencies in composition.
- Knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as history and literature, theory and analysis, musicology and ethnomusicology, performance, and pedagogy.