Music Performance - Composition and Technology

The BM in Music Performance - Music Composition and Technology will be an additional concentration added to the existing Bachelor of Music degree. Other concentrations in the degree currently include instrumental performance, vocal performance, and piano performance. This concentration will follow the same structure and share much of the same coursework as the other existing concentrations, but will prepare students for careers in the creation of musical content for concert ensembles, film, video games, and commercial artists.

Composition and Technology students will be trained in the composition of music of a variety of different genres, utilizing state-of-the-art computer and recording studio technology. They will take weekly one-on-one lessons with composition faculty using digital audio workstation and sound sample library technology, and will develop their competency in additional related areas of music technology through relevant coursework.  Students will develop basic musicianship skills in music theory, history, and conducting courses as well as performing with musical ensembles. Finally, students will be required to present two public recitals of their work, with their senior recital serving as their capstone project. As in the other BM Performance concentrations, students must earn a "C" or higher in all coursework for the major.

Please see attached curriculum documents for complete coursework by semester, as well as a side-by-side comparison of the current BM concentrations with the new concentration to illustrate similarity in scope and curricular structure. Four new courses are being proposed for this curriculum; these courses are identified on the comparison spreadsheet.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 1520 Performance I2MUAP 1620 Performance II2
MUSI 1310 Music Theory I2MUSI 1410 Music Theory II2
MUSI 1320 Music Skills I1MUSI 1420 Music Skills II1
MUSE 1000-level Ensemble1MUSE 1000-level Ensemble1
MUSI 1020 Piano Skills I - Rudiments1MUSI 1030 Piano Skills II1
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3MUSI 2730 Appreciation of Music3
 13 13
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 2520 Performance III2MUAP 2620 Performance IV2
MUSI 2310 Music Theory III2MUSI 2410 Music Theory IV2
MUSI 2320 Music Skills III1MUSI 2420 Music Skills IV1
MUSE 2000-level Ensemble1MUSE 2000-level Ensemble1
MUSI 2040 Functional Piano I1MUSI 2050 Functional Piano II1
Core Literature3Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13
Core Social Science or History to complete sequence13Core Social Science3
MUSI 2450 Electronic Music History2LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 3520 Performance V2MUAP 3620 Performance VI2
MUSI 3510 Music History I3MUSI 3520 Music History II3
MUSI 3700 Advanced Digital Audio Workstation Operations2MUSI 3440 Audio Engineering2
3000/4000-level course in Music History/Theory3MUSI 3080 Percussion Skills1
Select one of the following:2MUSI 3800 Junior Performance Recital1
MUSI 3630 Instrumental Conducting I3
 Core Math3
MUSI 3610 Choral Conducting I
 Core Science II4
Core Science I4 
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 4520 Performance VII2MUAP 4620 Performance VIII2
MUSI 4620 Orchestration for Virtual Ensembles2MUSI 3060 Woodwind Instrument Skills2
3000/4000-level course in Music History/Theory3MUSI 3040 Brass Instrument Skills2
MUSI 3090 String Instrument Skills1MUSI 4800 Senior Performance Recital2
Core Social Science3Core Humanities3
Foreign Language I4Foreign Language II4
Elective21Elective21
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 16 16
Total Hours: 120