Music Theory and Composition

Course Requirements

Music Theory and Composition

Area of Emphasis in Master of Arts in Music

(32 credits)

Required Courses
MUS 532Electronic Music Composition2
MUS 622Styles and Analysis3
MUS 621Music Research Methods3
MUS 640AMusic Theory3
MUS 641Advanced Counterpoint3
MUS 655Music ca 1900 to the Present3
MUS 645Original Composition (Take four times)2
MUS 645Original Composition2
MUS 645Original Composition2
MUS 645Original Composition2
MUS 681Thesis (Recital) 13
Select 4 credits from the following:4
Advanced Choral Arranging
Advanced Band Arranging
Advanced Orchestration
Advanced Jazz Arranging & Comp
Additional courses from applied, history, theory, technology
1-4 credits in Applied Music
1-2 credits in Ensembles
Total Credit Hours32

Students must follow departmental policies in preparing and presenting the graduate performance recital.