Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Music (Composition Concentration), Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

Summary

Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Requirements (46 hours)
MUSI 100Seminar I 11
MUSI 132Intro To Computer Music3
MUSI 141Theory I2
MUSI 146Ear Training/Sight Singing I1
MUSI 142Theory II2
MUSI 147Ear Training/Sight Singing II1
MUSI 171Class Piano I 21
or MUSI 173 Voice Class I
MUSI 241Theory III2
MUSI 246Ear Training/Sight Singing III1
MUSI 242Theory IV2
MUSI 247Ear Training/Sight Singing IV1
MUSI 300Junior Recital0
MUSI 331Counterpoint3
MUSI 333Form & Analysis3
MUSI 335Orchestration3
MUSI 337History Of Music I3
MUSI 338History Of Music II3
MUSI 400Senior Recital0
MUSI 401Capstone Sem in Music3
MUSI 431Conducting Fundamentals3
MUSI Ensembles5
MUSA 121Applied Music1
MUSA 122Applied Music1
Select one of the following: 31
Class Piano IV
Applied Music Piano
Applied Music Piano
Other Requirements (14 hours)
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Foreign Language3
Select one of the following sets (10 hours):10
Voice Emphasis
Diction For Singers
Song Literature
Piano-Voice Pedagogy
MUSI/MUSA Elective
Piano Emphasis
Piano-Voice Pedagogy
MUSI/MUSA Electives
Instrumental Emphasis
MUSI/MUSA Electives
Concentration (18 hours)
MUSA 211Applied Music1
MUSA 212Applied Music1
MUSA 311Applied Music1
MUSA 312Applied Music1
MUSA 411Applied Music1
MUSA 412Applied Music1
MUSA 260Applied Composition2
MUSA 261Applied Composition II2
MUSA 360Applied Composition III2
MUSA 361Applied Composition IV2
MUSA 460Applied Composition V2
MUSA 461Applied Composition VI2
Total Hours120
1

Students must register in MUSI 100 Seminar I for 6 semesters; 5 semesters for 0 credit and 1 semster for 1 credit.  Grades of C or better are required for all 6 semesters

2

Music majors with piano emphasis shall enroll in MUSI 173 Voice Class I.  All other music majors shall enroll in MUSI 171 Class Piano I. Students must continue in the sequence of class piano courses until they reach the level of proficiency appropriate to their applied emphasis (Please consult with advisor)

3

See advisor for course appropriate to specific applied emphasis.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Mathematics I
College Algebra
Math and Business and Econ I
Precalculus Math
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
3
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 141 Theory I 2
MUSI 146 Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSI 171
Class Piano I 1
or Voice Class I
1
MUSI Ensemble 1
MUSA 121 Applied Music 1
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
 Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 5 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
MUSI 100 Seminar I
MUSA 122 Applied Music 1
MUSI 132 Intro To Computer Music 3
MUSI 142 Theory II 2
MUSI 147 Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSI Ensemble 1
 Hours17
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
ENG 2XX 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 241 Theory III 2
MUSI 246 Ear Training/Sight Singing III 1
MUSA 260 Applied Composition 2
MUSA 211 Applied Music 1
 Hours18
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Science Elective 3
Institutional Option 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 5 3
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 242 Theory IV 2
MUSI 247 Ear Training/Sight Singing IV 1
MUSA 261 Applied Composition II 2
MUSA 212 Applied Music 1
 Hours18
Third Year
Fifth Semester
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 331 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 337 History Of Music I 3
MUSI Ensemble 1
MUSI 322 Diction For Singers 2 3
Or MUSI Elective
MUSA 360 Applied Composition III 2
MUSA 311 Applied Music 1
 Hours13
Sixth Semester
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 333 Form & Analysis 3
MUSI 338 History Of Music II 3
MUSI 300 Junior Recital 0
MUSA 312 Applied Music 1
MUSA 361 Applied Composition IV 2
MUSI 325 Song Literature 2 3
 Hours12
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
MUSI 100 Seminar I 0
MUSI 335 Orchestration 3
MUSI Ensemble 1
MUSA 460 Applied Composition V 2
MUSA 411 Applied Music 1
MUSI 439 Piano-Voice Pedagogy 3 3
or MUSI elective
MUSI Elective 1
Foreign Language 3
 Hours14
Eighth Semester
MUSI 100 Seminar I 1
MUSI 400 Senior Recital 0
MUSI 401 Capstone Sem in Music 3
MUSI 431 Conducting Fundamentals 3
MUSI Ensemble 1
MUSA 412 Applied Music 1
MUSA 461 Applied Composition VI 2
Select one of the following: 4 1
Class Piano IV
Applied Music Piano
Applied Music Piano
 Hours12
 Total Hours120
1

Music majors with piano emphasis shall enroll in MUSI 173 Voice Class I. All other majors shall enroll in MUSI 171 Class Piano I. Students must continue in the sequence of class piano courses until they reach the level of proficiency appropriate to their applied emphasis (Please consult with advisor)

2

Music majors with voice emphasis shall enroll in MUSI 322 Diction For Singers and MUSI 325 Song Literature. All other music majors shall choose an approved MUSI elective.

3

All music majors with voice or piano emphasis shall enroll in MUSI 439 Piano-Voice Pedagogy.  All other music majors shall choose an approved MUSI elective.

4

See advisor for course appropriate to specific applied emphasis.

5

Recommended option to satisfy related component area in the General Education Core.