Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Music (BMU): Composition (Technology) Track (MSLA)

Composition (Technology) students are trained in the composition of music of a variety of different genres, utilizing state-of-the-art computer and recording studio technology as a significant creative tool. They will take weekly lessons with composition faculty using a digital audio workstation and sound sample libraries, and will develop competency in related areas of music 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 a public senior composition recital as their capstone project. As in the other Bachelor of Music concentrations, students must earn a "C" or higher in all coursework for the major.

MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 1520 Performance I2MUAP 1620 Performance II2
MUSE 1000-level Ensemble1MUSE 1000-level Ensemble1
MUSI 1330 Music Theory and Skills I3MUSI 1430 Music Theory and Skills II3
MUSI 1020 Piano Skills I - Rudiments1MUSI 1030 Piano Skills II1
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3Core Fine Arts3
 13 13
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 2520 Performance III2MUAP 2620 Performance IV2
MUSE 2000-level Ensemble1MUSE 2000-level Ensemble1
MUSI 2330 Music Theory and Skills III3MUSI 2430 Music Theory and Skills IV3
MUSI 2040 Functional Piano I1MUSI 2050 Functional Piano II1
MUSI 2480 Foundations of Music Technology3MUSI 2450 Electronic Music History2
Core Literature3Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13
Core Social Science or History to complete sequence13Core Social Science3
 LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
 16 17
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 3520 Performance V2MUAP 3620 Performance VI2
MUSI 3510 Music History I3MUSI 3520 Music History II3
MUSI 3440 Audio Engineering I2MUSI 3700 Advanced Digital Audio Workstation Operations2
3000/4000-level course in Music3MUSI 3450 Audio Engineering II3
Select one of the following:2Core Math3
MUSI 3630 Instrumental Conducting I3
 Core Science II4
MUSI 3610 Choral Conducting I
Core Science I4 
 16 17
MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0MUSI 1000 Performance Attendance0
MUAP 4520 Performance VII2MUAP 4620 Performance VIII2
MUSI 4620 Orchestration for Virtual Ensembles2MUSI 4800 Senior Performance Recital2
3000/4000-level course in Music3Core Humanities3
Core Social Science3Foreign Language II4
Foreign Language I4Elective23
 UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed0
 14 14
Total Hours: 120

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature course in the area not selected as the sequence.


Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate elective courses.