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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music Composition, BMus


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Contact

Nicolas Scherzinger, Setnor School of Music
120B Crouse College, 315-443-3907, nscherzi@syr.edu

Faculty

Joseph Downing, Nicolas Scherzinger, Andrew Waggoner

Description

The B.Mus. degree program in composition offers students individual instruction in composition and the opportunity to develop a wide range of musical skills, including solid performance skills on at least one instrument, thorough training in music theory and history, and an exhaustive study of instrumentation and orchestration.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire

2. Demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis and a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures

4. Demonstrate the ability to complete aural dictation at the appropriate level

5. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire

6. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of music history and repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures

7. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire

8. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire

9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient to work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation

10. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level andthe ability to compose a cross-section of repertoire

Program Requirements


In addition to the first-year/sophomore core program, students must complete 62 to 64 credits in other courses, as indicated below. To reflect preparation for upper-division recital(s), upper-division credits in the principal performance area increase from 2 to 4 credits per hour of instruction.

Major Requirements: 58 credits


Music History and Literature: 15 credits


Large Ensembles: 8 credits


  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 2 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Composition Seminar: 0 credits


  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Area Specialty/Music Electives: 10 credits


  • No HOM or Performance Courses

Academic Electives: 24 credits


Foreign Language  (4 credits)

Social Sciences  (6 credits)

Arts & Sciences Electives  (6 credits)

Free Academic Electives  (8 credits)

Total Credits Required: 123


Degree Awarded: BMus in Music Composition


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