Music Composition

Music Composition
Hours78 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program.
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MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 1 option
option 3.1 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Instrumentalists and Classical Vocalists:
option 3.2 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Contemporary Vocalists (complete the following in voice):
requirement 4
Complete 1 hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 2-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles and 1-2 hours from Category 2 ensembles (see MAP).
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
requirement 7 Complete 3 courses
Lower-division composition courses:
Students must pass a juried portfolio review prior to enrolling in Music 387R.
requirement 8 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Upper-division composition seminar:
requirement 10 Complete 1 option
Present a juried composition recital (Music 449) during the senior year.
Enroll in Music 449 (1 credit hour) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center Scheduling Office (C-302 HFAC) for further information. See supervisor of accompanying regarding guidelines for accompanist fees.
option 10.1 Complete 1 course
Note: Students must register for 449R before applying for graduation.
requirement 11
After consulting with faculty advisor, complete 4 hours of music electives.
Program Outcomes


Compose music with modern, historical, and experimental music vocabularies.


Write for diverse color combinations, including orchestral and electroacoustic resources.


Prepare and present a juried recital of their own music during their senior year.


Expand and deepen one's knowledge of the contemporary canon of serious composition.