Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2009/2010)
7.6 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 53 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 71 credit hours will be chosen as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Eight 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 conducted ensemble toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    2. Credit will not be given for more than 8 credit hours of coached ensemble toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

  7. 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.