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2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, Daniel Godfrey, John Laverty, 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.

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


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: 126


Degree Awarded: BMus in Music Composition


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