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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theory-Composition, BM

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For admission to upper level theory-composition concentrations, a student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in music courses at the end of the sophomore year. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. as follows:

1. Foundations curriculum requirements including those listed below - 42 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum )


2. Common core - 58 s.h.

Applied major - 14 s.h.:

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present half senior recital

Applied minor - 2-6 s.h.:

Performance groups - 6 s.h.:

  • Minimum of 4 semesters large ensemble
  • Music majors may count only two semester hours of Marching Band Field Experience (MUSC 1706 , 1 s.h.) for large ensemble credit. Marching Band (MUSC 1705 , 2 s.h.) may not count toward large ensemble credit for music majors. Music majors taking more than 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  or MUSC 1705  must sign a release form to be made available in the music office and in the SOM Undergraduate Handbook. The form will help clarify that hours above the required 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  will not count as part of the Music Education degree plan at ECU, and that these extra hours may lead to additional hours on a student’s transcript before graduation. 

3. Concentration area - 30 s.h.

(Choose one.)

Theory-Composition, Theory:


(MUSC 4506  must culminate in a project or research paper which will require the approval of a three-member committee, two of whom must be members of the theory, composition, and musicology faculty.)

Composition - 4 s.h.

Music history and literature electives - 6 s.h.

MUSC electives - 4 s.h.

Free electives - 5 s.h., 9 s.h. for keyboard majors

Theory-Composition, Composition:

Composition as listed below

(Choose one option.) 

(A full recital of the student’s compositions, approved by the theory, composition, and musicology faculty, must be presented at the end of the senior year.):

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