Sample Degree Plan | Bachelor of Music in Composition

First Year: Semester 1
Course Title Credits
MUS 101 Theory of Music I 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 142 Applied Music 2
MUS 171 Composition Seminar 3
MUS 151 Theory of Music: Aural Skills I 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 16
First Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 102 Theory of Music II 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 142 Applied Music 2
MUS 171 Composition Seminar 3
MUS 152 Theory of Music: Aural Skills II 1
MUS 2211 Music Technologies 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 161 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 19
Second Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 201 Theory of Music III 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 242 Applied Music 2
MUS 244 Composition Lesson 3
MUS 251 Theory of Music: Aural Skills III 1
MUS 306 Advanced Electronic Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 260 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 19
Second Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 202 Theory of Music IV 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 242 Applied Music 2
MUS 244 Composition Lesson 3
MUS 252 Theory of Music: Aural Skills IV 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 261 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 16
Third Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Advanced Aural Skills I
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 2111 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Composition Lesson 3
MUS 352 Conducting I 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 13-15
Third Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 406


MUS 370
MUS 452
Advanced Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Orchestration
Advanced Aural Skills II
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


3
1
MUS 1851 

MUS 1861
The Diverse Worlds of Music (3)
-OR-
Global Music for the iPod (3)
3
MUS 212 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Composition Lesson 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 16-17
Fourth Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Advanced Aural Skills I
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 444 Composition Lesson 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Elective 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 11-13
Fourth Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 406


MUS 370
MUS 452
Advanced Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Orchestration
Advanced Aural Skills II
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


3
1
MUS 444 Composition Lesson 3
MUS 494 Senior Recital 0
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Electives 4
-- Total 11-12
-- Total Hours: 124

Additional hours may be required by thematic sequence prerequisites.

Functional Piano is listed for advising only. Requirement may be fulfilled by proficiency examination.


1Global Miami Plan Foundation Course/Advanced Writing Course/Intercultural Perspectives Requirement
2Global Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Course
3Global Miami Plan Capstone Course

Applied music requirement: 8 credit hours, includes two semesters at 142 level and two semesters at 242 level. Student must achieve sophomore standing in major applied area; typically this occurs at the end of the second semester of applied study.

Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large ensemble, in one’sprimary performance medium, each semester. Large ensembles are:Collegiate Chorale (MUS 100A), Men’s Glee Club (MUS 100B), Symphony Orchestra (MUS 100C), Choraliers (MUS 100D), Marching Band (100E), SymphonyBand (MUS 100F), Wind Ensemble (MUS 100G), and Chamber Singers (MUS 100Q). Entrance to each group is by audition. Pianists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a large instrumental ensemble, a large vocal ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitarists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollmentin a large instrumental ensemble, a large vocal ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

Seven semesters of recital attendance (MUS 140).

One semester of chamber music experience (MUS 139).

Functional piano requirement: Completion of MUS 261 or proficiency examination required.

Performance requirement:full recital in senior year featuring the student’s original compositions (no credit; register for MUS 494).

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled – please refer to the General Bulletin.