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Minor in Music Theory/Composition

The Minor in Composition/Theory provides a solid theoretical understanding of music as well as a broad foundation of compositional skills. The Minor culminates in a composition recital which ensures students graduate with recordings and scores appropriate for a graduate composition admissions portfolio

Specific Requirements for the Minor (2016-17 Academic Year)

Core Requirements (10 Credit Hours)Credit Hours
MUS 180 Applied Music Composition (4 semesters, 1 Cr each) 1+1+1+1
MUS 438 Music Composition Recital 2
MUS 350 Theory V- Composition and Analysis 2
ONE of the following:
MUS 351 Counterpoint 2
MUS 352 19th Century Styles 2
MUS 353 20th Century Styles 2
2 Electives (Minimum 8 Credit Hours)Credit Hours
MUS 113 Vocal Techniques and Diction 1
MUS 180 Applied Music Composition (units taken beyond Core, above) 2
MUS 223 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS 233 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 243 String Techniques 1
MUS 253 Brass Techniques 1
MUS 359 Advanced Conducting 2
MUS xxx Advanced Theory courses (not taken in Core) 2-6
Total Credit Hours for the Minor 18

NOTE: See the Department of Music Student Handbook for additional requirements.  
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