Music Composition, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

A 15-credit-hour minor in composition is available to students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree in any field who have passed MUSC 121A MUSICIANSHIP I:WRITTEN SKILLS/MUSC 121B MUSICIANSHIP I:AURAL SKILLS/MUSC 121C MUSICIANSHIP I:PIANO SKILLS and MUSC 122A MUSICIANSHIP II:WRITTEN SKILLS/MUSC 122B MUSICIANSHIP II:AURAL SKILLS/MUSC 122C MUSICIANSHIP II:PIANO SKILLS with a B average (minimum). Students may use courses already required for their major toward fulfillment of the minor in composition.

Requirements

The completion of the following requirements with an average of B or better fulfills the requirements for the minor. Students may elect complete sequences (such as MTA 301 INSTRUMENTATION/ORCHESTRATION and MTA 302 ADVANCED ORCHESTRATION) or the first course in any of the three sequences.

Students pursuing the composition minor must have at least one and up to three pieces performed on a student composition recital during the course of their studies.

MCMP 225COMPOSITION SEMINAR (two semesters)0
MCMP 325THE ART AND PROCESS OF COMPOSING3
MCMP 326COMPOSITION II: THE PERSONAL MUSE3
Select three of the following:9
COMPOSITION & ARRANGING I
COMPOSITION & ARRANGING II
INSTRUMENTATION/ORCHESTRATION
ADVANCED ORCHESTRATION
COUNTERPOINT
INTRO ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC II
Total Credit Hours15