Music Theory Emphasis
The music theory emphasis provides students who wish to work in the field of music composition, arranging, orchestrating, and multimedia scoring with skills necessary for entry level positions or advanced study.
All students selecting a music theory emphasis must complete the music major (B.A.) course requirements, and emphasis course and ensemble requirements (below).
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
|Music Theory Emphasis||10 units|
MUS 321Counterpoint (S) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 423Orchestration I (F/S) (Jr, Sr)
|Select remaining units from the folowing electives:|
MUS 323Arranging I (F/S) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 421Choral Arranging (formerly Interpretive Arranging) (on demand) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 42220th Century Composition Techniques (S) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 424Projects in Music Theory (on demand) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 427Form and Analysis (F) (Jr, Sr)
MUS 428Arranging II (S) (Jr, Sr)
Ensembles are listed by performance area. All ensembles require audition except Oratorio Choir.
|Required Ensemble||Remaining Semesters’ Ensemble Choices|
|Brass, Strings, Winds and Percussion||Select 4 years from:
|Piano, Guitar, and Electric Bass||Oratorio Choir (1 yr.)||Select remaining ensemble registration from:
|Vocal||Oratorio Choir (2 yrs.)||
*Ensemble accompanists are assigned by the director of piano studies.
^^Maximum one year of credit in these ensembles