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Major Requirements

Program Checkpoints

Students are admitted to a specialization at their initial enrollment. Students are then allowed to continue in specialization courses on the basis of program checkpoints. The program checkpoints differ for each specialization, and students should contact the department chairs or program directors/coordinators for more information. Students are not permitted to continue to enroll in specialization classes if they have not met the requirements of their program checkpoints.

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses for a specialization in Composition:

Course Title Quarter Hours
24 credits of composition (2 credits in each quarter):24
COM 315
COMPOSITION
Counterpoint sequence:
COM 30116TH CENTURY COUNTERPOINT4
COM 30218TH CENTURY COUNTERPOINT4
COM 30320TH CENTURY COUNTERPOINT4
Orchestration Sequence:
COM 300ORCHESTRATION I4
COM 320ORCHESTRATION II4
Additional required courses:
COM 305ANALYTICAL STUDIES4
COM 326ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC I4
COM 316COMPUTER ASSISTED COMPOSITION4
COM 399FINAL COMPOSITION PROJECT1
6 credits of Large Ensemble6
5 credits of Any Ensemble5
8 credits of Music Electives8
10 credits of Free Electives10
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