Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Music Composition Certificate


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Certificate Code CTMCCU 

College of Fine Arts  
Music, School of  
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
music@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/music

Robert McClure, contact person
mcclurer@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Tools and software for music creation and notation, as well as work-sharing platforms like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and YouTube, have been developed and imbedded into the fabric of our current music culture. As such, a number of non-composition music major students are exploring their own musical creativity outside of the formal setting of coursework. This certificate program would encourage and enable students to further hone their compositional skills, helping them to become more knowledgeable, adaptable, and ultimately, more marketable in their chosen field. The program emphasizes the skills, content knowledge, and experiences essential to a composer in the 21st century including three semesters of individual lessons, a course in orchestration, courses in music software and sound studies, and courses in advanced music theory. 

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Admission requires junior standing, an application interview with the certificate director, completion of MUS 2040 - Dictation and Sight Singing IV , non-composition music major, and completion of MUS 2020 - Music Theory IV  with a minimum grade of C.

Transfer Admission

Admission requires junior standing, an application interview with the certificate director, completion of MUS 2040 - Dictation and Sight Singing IV , non-composition music major, and completion of MUS 2020 - Music Theory IV  with a minimum grade of C.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program will benefit non-composition music majors such as those seeking to enhance their teaching of music through the experience of music creation, those performance majors enrolled in the new CMDI program, and/or those creating music for therapeutic purposes. The program gives them necessary skills for all of these endeavors such as score/part preparation, digital music creation and distribution, analysis, and arranging.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement


The Music Composition Certificate program requires a minimum of 15 hours.

Prerequisite Courses


These courses must be completed for admission into the certificate program:

Core Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Core Required Courses II


Complete one of the following courses:

Music Software and Sound Studies Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Music Theory Requirement


Complete a minimum of 5 hours from the following courses:

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