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UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - Composition Concentration. (B.M.)

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University General Education Program (35 hours in addition to 6 hours of Music History)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Six hours of Humanities are satisfied by taking MUHL 3301  and MUHL 3302 .

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Admission to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music requires an audition. This information can be found on the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music website under Audition Information.

The Major (85 hours)

Major Core (43 hours)

Core Requirements

Completion of (16 hours):

History Elective (One from the Following) (3 hours):

Basic Conducting (2 hours):


Intro Music Technology

Ensemble Requirement

All Music majors must take a minimum of eight (8) semesters of ensemble. The specific requirements for this are determined by each division and degree program. Please consult with your adviser for the specific outline for your applied area and degree program exceptions. Music Education Instrumental students must take two semesters of Marching Band (string players exempt) and one semester of University Singers, Chamber Choir, or Collegiate Choir as part of their ensemble requirement.

Concert Attendance:

All Music majors are required to attend a minimum of 100 concerts or recitals in the four-year program (suggested 25 per year). Records will be maintained in by the School of Music on the number of events attended by each student and an annual report will be filed with the Director.

Concentration (42 hours)


Individual instruction in applied music to include two semesters of piano (8)

Choose One of the Following Courses:

Electives (0 - 12 hours)

Completion of elective courses to bring the total to a minimum of 120 semester hours (124 or 125 for students in the Music Education concentration depending on emphasis). Courses will be chosen by the student in consultation with the advisor and major professor.

Typical 4-Year Composition Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

Semester Totals 26 hrs

Sophomore Year

Semester Totals 36 hrs

Junior Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Senior Year

Semester Totals 26 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Choose one from MUHL 4008 , MUHL 4009 , MUHL 4010 , MUHL 4013 MUHL 4406 MUHL 4407 MUHL 4800 MUHL 4801 MUHL 4805 MUHL 4806 MUHL 4807   

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