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Majors and More

Majors and More

Music

Bachelor of Music Performance - Composition Option

This program is awaiting approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

Bachelor of Music Performance - Composition Option 

General Education Courses

  Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introductory Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology See approved list

3

Oral Communication See approved list

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
Foreign Language  

8

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with MUST 307

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with MUST 305

0

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines  
Social Sciences See approved list; cannot use course with same designator as Constitution Req

3

Humanities and the Arts 6 hours met in major with Major Ensemble; see approved list; cannot use course with MUSA or MUST designator

3

Constitution Requirement    
PLSC 201 or ECON 103 American Government or Intro to Political Economy

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with MUST 306

0

Natural Science See approved list; must include at least one lab science

7

Music Core – Applied  

38**

Private Lessons in Composition

24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 151 or MUST 152 (guitar, piano, organ, voice majors), MUST 156 or MUST 157 (wind/percussion majors), or MUST 161 (string majors)
Major Ensemble

8

 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 14_, 15_ or 16_ Small Ensemble Requirement

2

MUSA 181, MUST 182, MUST 281, MUST 282 Piano Class I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
Music Core – Theoretical  

50**

MUST 111, MUST 112, MUST 211, MUST 212 Music Theory I-IV

12

 
 
 
 
MUST 113, MUST 114, MUST 213, MUST 214 Aural Skills I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology

1

 
MUST 305, MUST 306, MUST 307 Music History Sequence

9

 
 
 
MUST 317, MUST 318, MUST 411 Beg Conducting, Intermed Conducting, Form & Analysis

9

 
 
MUST 511 Orchestration

3

 
MUST 531, MUST 532 Computer Music Technology I-II

6

 
 
MUSA/MUST Electives Any courses above 299 except MUST 315

6

  (voice majors must include MUST 321-322)

 

Electives Choose courses from any discipline on campus

0-4

Total  

135

**C or better must be eqrned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis

Additional Requirements

  • Keyboard Skills Examination (sophomore year).
  • Half Recital (junior year).
  • Full Recital (senior year).
  • Eight semesters of approved recital attendance.
  • A minimum of 21 hours of MUSA/MUST courses in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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