Music Composition

Catalog Year 2016-2017

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Theory 1 (MUSI 121) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 1 (MUSI 131) 1 credits
Music in World Cultures (MUSI 130) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105) 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 2 (MUSI 122) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 2 (MUSI 132) 1 credits
Introduction to Music Technology (MUSI 180) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 32 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Theory 3 (MUSI 221) 4 credits
Composition 1 (MUSI 225) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
HUMA 205 or Literature and Philosophy GE Requirements 3 credits
MATH GE Requirment 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 49 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 4 (MUSI 222) 4 credits
Composition 1 (MUSI 225) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirements 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Elective 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 65 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Counterpoint (MUSI 310) 2 credits
Music History 1 (MUSI 311) 3 credits
Composition 2 (MUSI 425) 1.5 credits
Degree Recital/Project (MUSI 481) 0.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Music 1 credits
History or Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
History and Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Elective 1 credits
Semester Total 16.0 credits
Cumulative Total 81.0 credits

Spring Semester

Music History 2 (MUSI 312) 3 credits
Composition 2 (MUSI 425) 1.5 credits
Basic Conducting (MUSI 200) 1.5 credits
Form and Analysis (MUSI 320) 2 credits
Degree Recital/Project (MUSI 482) 0.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 1 credits
Semester Total 14.5 credits
Cumulative Total 95.5 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Music and Christian Faith (MUSI 400) 2 credits
Composition 2 (MUSI 425) 1.5 credits
Instrumentation and Orchestration (MUSI 420) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Christianity and Culture (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 16.5 credits
Cumulative Total 112.0 credits

Spring Semester

Composition 2 (MUSI 425) 1.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons 1 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 1 credits
Suggested Elective: Developing Professional Identity (GEED 218) 1 credits
Semester Total 14.5 credits
Cumulative Total 126.5 credits

Notes

Music majors are not permitted to take additional music courses to fulfill the Fine Arts GE requirement.

Music majors are also not eligible for invovlement in ensembles to be used for the Fine Arts GE requirment.

Music majors are encouraged to take either HUMA 290 or applicable ARTS and THEA courses to fulfill this requirement.