Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Concentration: Composition (BM COMP)

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Concentration: Composition (BM COMP)

The curriculum in music composition is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field. Students who pursue this degree are those who have career interests as composers/arrangers or as teachers of composition.

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Concentration: Composition (BM COMP)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Major Core
MUSI 1222Theory Of Music I2
MUSI 1223Theory Of Music II2
MUSI 1224Musicianship I2
MUSI 1225Musicianship II2
MUSI 1379Survey of World Music Cultures 13
MUSI 2222Theory Of Music III2
MUSI 2223Theory Of Music IV2
MUSI 2224Musicianship III2
MUSI 2226Conducting I2
MUSI 2348Survey of Music Literature 23
MUSI 3363Structure And Analysis3
MUSI 3376Mus His: Antiq through Baroque3
MUSI 3377Mus His: Classic to Present3
Concentration
COMP 1101Applied Composition I (Taken for four semesters.)4
COMP 3301Applied Composition II (Taken for four semesters)12
XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons: Lower Level8
XXXX 3201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons: Upper Level4
MUEN XXXXLower Level Ensemble2
MUEN XXXXUpper Level Ensembles2
MUSI 1181Class Piano, Level 11
MUSI 1182Class Piano, Level 21
MUSI 2181Class Piano, Level 31
MUSI 2182Class Piano, Level 41
MUSI 3362Orchestration And Analysis3
MUSI 4117Recital1
MUSI 4365Counterpoint And Analysis3
Select 10 hours of the following Advanced Electives:10
Chamber Music (New Music Ensemble. SCH 1. May be repeated twice.)
Improvisation
Advanced Orchestration
Electronic Music
20th Century Musical Styles
Film Scoring
Total Hours120
1

MUSI 1379 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and in the Major Core.

2

MUSI 2348 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) and in the Major Core.

Note

Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Ensembles

The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the university who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

Large Ensembles-
Marching/Concert Band-for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band-for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
Orchestra-for String Students
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
Chorus-for Vocal Students
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1

Small Ensembles

No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble director, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

Additional small ensembles, such as Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, and Chamber Music are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

Small Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music (smaller instrumental groups, including piano trios, string quartets, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, etc.)
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1
Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques-for Keyboard performance major students only
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1

Ensembles

  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full-time students (except the student teaching semester).
  • Students enrolled in studio instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered to be the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensemble.

NOTE: Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances, but require approval by the Director, School of Music in coordination with ensemble directors and studio instructors.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Students in the BM ALIN (instrumental) Teacher Certification program are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Ind. Performances/Applied Music Instruction and Practicums (Music Therapy)

Applied Music Instruction (Instrument, Voice, Music Therapy Practicum)
Bassoon
BSSN 1201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3202Applied Bassoon W/ Jr Recital2
Cello
VNCL 1201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3202Applied Cello W/ Jr Recital2
Clarinet
CLAR 1201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3202Applied Clarinet W/ Jr Recital2
Composition
COMP 1101Applied Composition I1
COMP 3301Applied Composition II3
Euphonium
EUPH 1201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3202Applied Euphonium w/Jr Rectl2
Flute
FLUT 1201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3202Applied Flute W/ Jr Recital2
French Horn
HORN 1201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3202Applied Horn With Jr Recital2
Guitar
GUIT 1201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3202Applied Guitar W/ Jr Recital2
Harp
HARP 1201Harp2
HARP 3201Harp2
HARP 3202Applied Harp W/ Jr Recital2
Oboe
OBOE 1201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3202Applied Oboe With Jr Recital2
Organ
ORGN 1201Ind Performances-Organ2
ORGN 3201Ind Performances-Organ I2
ORGN 3202Applied Organ With Jr Recital2
Percussion
PERC 1201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3202Applied Percussion W/ Jr Rectl2
Piano
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital2
Saxophone
SAXO 1201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3202Applied Saxophone W/ Jr Recitl2
String Bass
STBS 1201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3202Applied String Bass W/ Jr Rect2
Trumpet
TRMT 1201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3202Applied Trumpet W/ Jr Recital2
Tuba
TUBA 1201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3202Applied Tuba With Jr Recital2
Trombone
TRMB 1201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3202Applied Trombone W/ Jr Recital2
Viola
VIOL 1201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3202Applice Viola W/ Jr Recital2
Violin
VILN 1201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3202Applied Violin W/ Jr Recital2
Voice
VOIC 1201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3202Applied Voice With Jr Recital2
Practicum – Early Childhood
MUSI 3117Practicum In Music Therapy I1
Practicum – Special Needs
MUSI 3118Practicum In Music Therapy II1
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric
MUSI 4110Practicum In Music Therapy III1
Practicum – Medical
MUSI 4111Practicum In Music Therapy IV1

Applied Music Fees

Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
2-hour course$60.002-hour course$60.00
4-hour course$75.004-hour course$75.00

There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Component Area II 3MUSI 137913
COMP 11011COMP 11011
MUEN XXXX (Large Ensemble)1MUEN XXXX (Large Ensemble)1
MUSI 12222MUSI 11821
MUSI 12242MUSI 12232
MUSI 11811MUSI 12252
XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area VI 3
Component Area VI 3Component Area VIII 3
COMP 11011COMP 11011
MUSI 21811MUSI 22232
MUSI 22222MUSI 234823
MUSI 22242MUSI 21821
MUSI 22262XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2 
 17 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII 3Component Area VII 3
COMP 33013COMP 33013
MUEN XXXX (Large Ensemble)1MUEN XXXX (Large Ensemble)1
MUSI 33763MUSI 33773
MUSI 33633MUSI 33623
XXXX 3201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2XXXX 3201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area IX 4
COMP 33013COMP 33013
MUSI or MUEN Advanced Elective34MUSI or MUEN Advanced Elective36
MUSI 43653MUSI 41171
 14 14
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and in the Major Core. 

2

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) and in the Major Core.

3

Select 10 hours of the following: MUSI 3364, MUSI 3372, MUSI 4373, MUSI 4374, MUSI 4375, MUEN 3118 (New Music Ensemble, SCH I, May be repeated twice).

Note:

Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.