Conservatory of Music:
Studio Composition 

Bachelor of Music in Studio Composition

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate studio composition majors must complete the following conservatory requirements (96 credits). Of the 96 credits, up to 8 credits of music history may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the degree.

Freshman Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year

Freshman Year: 27 credits
 
Fall: 13.5 credits
MCO 1010/Models I 3 credits
MCO 1310/Studio Composition I 2 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 1010/Keyboard Studies I 1 credit
MTH 1415/Studio Ear Training I 1.5 credits
MUS 1320/Songwriting I 2 credits
 
Spring: 13.5 credits
MCO 1020/Models II 3 credits
MCO 1320/Studio Composition II 2 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 1020/Keyboard Studies II 1 credit
MTH 1425/Studio Ear Training II 1.5 credits
MUS 1330/Songwriting II 2 credits
MPE 0202/Freshman Jury 0 credit
 
Sophomore Year: 29 credits
 
Fall: 14.5 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 2010/Models III 3 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 2010/Keyboard Studies III 1 credit
MTH 2415/Studio Ear Training III 1.5 credits
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I 3 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
   MPE —/Instrumental ensemble elective
 
2 credits
 
Spring: 14.5 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 2020/Models IV 3 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 2020/Keyboard Studies IV 1 credit
MTH 2425/Studio Ear Training IV 1.5 credits
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II 3 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
   MPE —/Instrumental ensemble elective
 
2 credits
MPE 0302/Sophomore Jury 0 credit
 
Junior Year: 25 credits
 
Fall: 12 credits
MCO 3020/Models V 3 credits
MCO 3550/Studio Arranging I 2 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH 3180/Electroacoustic Music I 2 credits
MTH 4120/History of Recorded Music I 2 credits
 
Spring: 13 credits
MCO 3030/Models VI 3 credits
MCO 3555/Studio Arranging II 2 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH 3190/Electroacoustic Music II 2 credits
MTH 4130/History of Recorded Music II 2 credits
MPE 3993/Junior Recital 1 credit
 
Senior Year: 15 credits
 
Fall: 7 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH —/Music history elective 2 credits
Music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 8 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
Music electives 4 credits
MPE 4993/Senior Recital 1 credit

Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2014:

  • MPE 0312/Midpoint Assessment (0 credits), formerly required in the spring semester of the sophomore year, has been discontinued.

Updated May 15, 2014

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In consultation with your faculty advisor, the eight-semester plans, maintained by the Office of the Registrar, can be used as a general guide to assist you in your academic planning and progress toward graduation.


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