B.Mus. in Composition Major Requirements

1. Music composition: 45 units
a. MUCA 100: Fundamentals of Composition (6 units)
b. MUCA 345: Composition (9 terms@3 units per term)
c. MUCA 300: Techniques of the Contemporary Composer (6 units)
d. MUCA 400: Topics in Electronic Music (6 units)
e. Completion of the Senior Experience in Composition
2. Music theory in addition to the core courses required for the B.Mus. degree: 12 units
a. One course in counterpoint (6 units), either:
i. MUTH 400: Renaissance Counterpoint (6 units) or
ii. MUTH 401: Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach I (6 units)
b. One course in analysis (6 units) selected from the following:
i. MUTH 421: Theory and Analysis of Music from 1900-1945 (6 units)
ii. MUTH 422: Theory and Analysis of Music since 1945 (6 units)
iii. MUTH 550: Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (6 units); topic must concern music composed since 1900
3. Orchestration: MUCA 411, 412: Orchestration I, II (12 units)
4. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)

5. Performance: 18 units
A minimum of 18 units in applied individual instruction
6. Ensemble: 12 units
a. 3 units in major ensemble,
b. 3 units in chamber music, and
c. 6 units in major ensemble or chamber music

TOTAL: 219 units

The Qualifying Examination in Composition
The Qualifying Examination in Composition comprises a portfolio of compositions that is submitted to and adjudicated by a committee of composition faculty members. The examination must be completed no later than the end of the first term of the sophomore year.

The Senior Experience in Composition
The Senior Experience in Composition comprises a portfolio and recital of original musical compositions.

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