Composition/Music Theory Major

Major Requirements:

Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Fluency in analyzing tonal music
  • Knowledge of key historical periods in music, including composers, music, styles, and aesthetics
  • Ability to write and research regarding music
  • Ability to compose and arrange for all acoustic instruments of the band, orchestra and chorus
  • Ability to use Finale music notation software to generate a master score and individual parts