Music Composition

Major: Music with Composition Concentration

Catalog: 2014-2015

*See MyGFU Academic Requirements for correct list of classes to meet requirements
**Class offered on alternate years. Adjust schedule as necessary. See department advisor for additional information.
Recommended Course Schedule Guide
First Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUSI 121 Theory I 3 MUSI 122 Theory II 3
MUSI 131 Sight Singing/Ear Training I 1 MUSI 132 Sight Singing/Ear Training II 1
MUSI 130 Music in World Cultures 2 HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness 2
MUSI 180 Intro to Music Technology 2   *Social Science GE Requirement (6 sem credit hours) 3
GEED 130 First Year Seminar 1   *LITR GE Requirement 3
WRIT 110 College Writing 3   *COMM GE Requirement 3
BIBL 100 Bible Survey 4   MUSA 105/305 (10 credits required w/MUSA Ensemble - at least 4 semesters) 1
  MUSA Ensemble (10 credits required w/MUSA 105/305 - at least 4 semesters) 1   MUSA Ensemble (10 credits required w/MUSA 105/305 - at least 4 semesters) 1
  MUSA 105/305 (10 credits required w/MUSA Ensemble - at least 4 semesters) 1  
Total Semester Credits 18 Total Semester Credits 17
Cumulative Credits 18 Cumulative Credits 35
Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUSI 221 Theory III 4 MUSI 222 Theory IV 4
MUSI 225 Composition I 1 MUSI 225 Composition I 1
  MUSA 105/305 (10 credits required w/MUSA Ensemble - at least 4 semesters) 1 MUSA Ensemble (10 credits required w/MUSA 105/305 - at least 4 semesters) 1
  MUSA Ensemble (10 credits required w/MUSA 105/305 - at least 4 semesters) 1   MUSA 105/305 (10 credits required w/MUSA Ensemble - at least 4 semesters) 1
  *MATH GE Requirement 3   *HHPA GE Requirement (activity class) 1
  *Fine Arts GE Requirement 3   *Humanities GE Elective Requirement 2-3
  *Natural Science GE Requirement (6-8 sem credit hrs) 3   *Natural Science GE Requirement (6-8 sem credit hrs) 3
      Music Majors must pass Piano Profiency (recommended by end of Sophomore year)  
      Music Majors must pass Upper Division Jury (recommended by end of Sophomore year)  
Total Semester Credits 16 Total Semester Credits 13
Cumulative Credits 51 Cumulative Credits 64
Third Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUSI 490 Senior Recital/Project 1 MUSI 312 Music History II 3
MUSI 310** Counterpoint 2 MUSI 425 Composition II 1.5
MUSI 311 Music History I 3 MUSI 200 Basic Conducting 1.5
MUSI 425 Composition II 1.5   *BIBL/RELI GE Elective Requirement 3
  MUSA 105/305 (10 credits required w/MUSA Ensemble - at least 4 semesters) 1   *Social Science GE Requirement (6 sem credit hours) 3
  MUSA Ensemble (10 credits required w/MUSA 105/305 - at least 4 semesters) 1   *Global and Cultural Understanding GE Requirement 3
*HIST GE Requirement 3    Electives
RELI 300 Christian Foundations 3      
Total Semester Credits 15.5 Total Semester Credits 17
Cumulative Credits 79.5 Cumulative Credits 96.5
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUSI 320 Form and Analysis 2 MUSI 425 Composition II 1.5
MUSI 400 Music and Christian Faith 2 MUSI 430** Instrumentation and Orchestration 2
MUSI 425 Composition II 1.5   *Global and Cultural Understanding GE Requirement 3
GEED 490 Senior Capstone 3   Electives 10
Electives 5      
Total Semester Credits 13.5 Total Semester Credits 15.5
Cumulative Credits 110 Cumulative Credits 126
    Total Credits for Degree 126.0

NOTES:

WRIT 110 may be waived with a verbal SAT score of 670 or higher. Math requirement may be waived with a math SAT score of 600 or higher.

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