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.

Students are required to complete the General Education requirements  (normally 32 hours) and all Graduation Requirements.  Total hours required for degree: 124 hours minimum.
In order to meet all major requirements, hours needed may exceed 124.

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)43
Music Theory 1-411
MUTC 151Music Theory I3
MUTC 171Music Theory II3
MUTC 241Music Theory III2
MUTC 261Music Theory IV3
Aural Skills 1-44
MUTC 152Aural Skills I1
MUTC 172Aural Skills II1
MUTC 252Aural Skills III1
MUTC 272Aural Skills IV1
Choose an MUTC Elective: MUTC 343, 364, 3892
MUTC 122Introduction to Composition2
MUTC 231Composition I2
MUTC 232Composition II2
MUTC 331Intermediate Composition4
MUTC 451Advanced Composition6
MUTC 353Modal Counterpoint2
or MUTC 354 Tonal Counterpoint
MUTC 355Orchestration2
MUTC 356Arranging2
MUTC 233Digital Music Technology I2
MUTC 333Digital Music Technology II2
Context Studies (MUCS)18
MUCS 261Music Before 16002
MUCS 262Baroque and Classical Music Eras4
MUCS 263Nineteenth-Century Music2
MUCS 274World Music4
MUCS 361Twentieth-Century Music4
MUCS 494Senior Capstone2
Methods Studies (MUMS)9
MUMS 115Intro to Music Studies2
MUMS 248
MUMS 346
Basic Conducting
and Conducting Lab
MUMS 343Piano & Vocal Techniques for Composers2
MUMS 344Percussion Techniques for Composers2
Individual Performance (MUIP) 10
Select 10 credits from MUIP 201 - MUIP 422 in Primary Instrument 1
Ensemble Performance (MUEP)4
MUEP 213, 214, 215, 215, 216, 217, 218 ( Large Ensemble, 8 semesters)
Recital and Concert Attendance0
MUEP 219Recital & Concert Attendance (8 semesters)0
Music Electives
Select any music course(s) other than MUCS 101, 102, 103 or MUTC 1012
Free Electives (may include music courses)7
Full Senior Recital
MUIP 494Full Senior Recital0
Piano Proficiency - Consult Conservatory Handbook 2
Total Hours required for degree 3124 hours minimum

Select courses tab and go to  Individual Performance Studies (MUIP) for course listings.


 Conservatory Handbook


 In order to meet all degree requirements, hours needed may exceed 124 hours.