May 12, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Music Composition Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5105

Must complete 9 performance lab courses (MUS 090) prior to graduation.

Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 192

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory or Composition


The curriculum is designed to prepare exceptionally talented students for careers as theorists or composers, or for continued study or graduate work in theory or composition. The curriculum focuses on basic musicianship skills; analytical, aural, and writing skills; compositional facility and technique; and the acquisition of a historical perspective on, and basic knowledge of, technological innovations in the field.

Freshman


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Secondary Instrument Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Performance group Credit Hours: 3–6
  • Tier I English Composition Credit Hours: 5
  • Tier I Quantitative Skills Credit Hours: 4-5
  • Tier II electives Credit Hours: 8-10

Secondary Instrument


If piano is the principal instrument, the secondary instrumental requirement may be satisfied by one of the following methods:

  1. By taking applied lessons on an instrument other than piano for 6 quarters (1 hour per quarter).
  2. By taking a total of 3 quarters (2 hours per quarter) of either MUS 261, String Methods and Materials or MUS 263, Wind and Percussion Methods and Materials, or a combination of both.
  3. Demonstration of Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) is required. (See School of Music Handbook).

If the principal instrument is other than piano:

  1. The student must take a minimum of two years of Class Piano (MUS 141-243) or 6 quarters of MUS 341 (eligibility to be determined by the keyboard division).
  2. If a student in the class piano sequence does not pass the Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) exam at the close of the sophomore year, then the student must take up to 3 additional quarters of class piano (MUS 359, 360, and 361) until the KSP is completed.

Select one course from the following:


Sophomore


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Secondary Instrument Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Performance group Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Tier II electives Credit Hours: 8-10

Secondary Instrument


If piano is the principal instrument, the secondary instrumental requirement may be satisfied by one of the following methods:

  1. By taking applied lessons on an instrument other than piano for 6 quarters (1 hour per quarter).
  2. By taking a total of 3 quarters (2 hours per quarter) of either MUS 261, String Methods and Materials or MUS 263, Wind and Percussion Methods and Materials, or a combination of both.
  3. Demonstration of Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) is required. (See School of Music Handbook).

If the principal instrument is other than piano:

  1. The student must take a minimum of two years of Class Piano (MUS 141-243) or 6 quarters of MUS 341 (eligibility to be determined by the keyboard division).
  2. If a student in the class piano sequence does not pass the Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) exam at the close of the sophomore year, then the student must take up to 3 additional quarters of class piano (MUS 359, 360, and 361) until the KSP is completed.

Junior


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3
  • English Composition (300 level) Credit Hours: 4
  • Tier II electives Credit Hours: 8-10
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4–5

Senior


  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6
  • Electives Credit Hours: 3

Music Literature Elective


Complete 9 credit hours from the following:

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