Dec 09, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Composition Emphasis, B.A.


B.A. in Music


As a music major, a student concentrates in one of six emphases: performance, performance/musicology, composition, jazz, music technology or music education. These emphases range from 56 to 86 credits. A grade of "C" or better in any course counts toward the major, except where otherwise specified. All music majors, regardless of emphasis, take the following courses:

Select one course: 3 Credits


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Students planning graduate work are strongly recommended to complete the study of a language pertinent to their area of research through the 202 level.

Proficiency in Keyboard Skills


All students must pass a proficiency test, at each level, in keyboard skills or take four semesters of keyboard skills classes consisting of:

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A grade of "B" or better is required in MUSC 179 . Students will be placed at the appropriate level. [4]

Total: 54 Credits


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In addition to the core requirements, students must complete the requirements for one of the following emphases:

Composition Emphasis


Applied Music:


  • Four semesters of applied individual performance at three credits per semester study [12]
  • Six semesters of ensemble participation [12] with at least two semesters of participation in MUSC 309 - UMBC New Music Ensemble .
  • Instrumentalists are required to register for Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for the first four semesters.

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(Students must submit a portfolio of compositions to the faculty at the conclusion of MUSC 312  to be approved for continuation in the composition emphasis.)

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(Portfolio of compositions for the senior recital must be presented to the faculty at the completion of this course.)