Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2006/2007)
5.6 Theory and Composition Major

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations and successfully complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 80 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

  1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

  2. Eight credit hours from Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616. With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of ensemble.


    Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

  3. Music 3100, 3104, 3105, 3112 and one of Music 3106 and 3108.

  4. Music 2311, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314.

  5. Four credit hours chosen from: Music 3221, 3222, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 3261, 3271, 3281, 3282.

  6. Six credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music theory (in addition to those listed in 3. above).

  7. Nine additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

    1. Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    2. Students in the Theory/Composition major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in 2. above.

    3. Students whose principal applied study is voice must include Music 2700 and 2701.

  8. Twenty-four credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music and music education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses. All Theory and Composition majors are strongly encouraged to take at least 6 credit hours in German.