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Composition Major - B.M.
To be admitted to the B.M. program, students must demonstrate a high degree of musical competence or significant creative abilities. The B.M. in composition is recommended for those considering a professional career in composition, or graduate study leading to masters or doctoral or equivalent degrees.
Students wanting to declare composition as their option must submit a portfolio of their original compositions in addition to an audition on their major instrument. Students must formally declare the B.M. as a degree program before the beginning of the sophomore year.
Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum
|MUSI 471-472||Theory I||6|
|MUSI 473-474||Ear Training I||2|
|*MUSI 475-476||Functional Piano I||2|
|MUSI 571-572||Theory II||6|
|MUSI 573-574||Ear Training II||2|
|MUSI 575-576||Functional Piano II||2|
|MUSI 501-502||Music History||6|
|**MUSI 515||Music in World Cultures||4|
|MUSI 703-715||Advanced History||3|
|MUSI 771, 781, or 782||Counterpoint or Analysis: Form and Structure||3|
|MUSI 541-564, 741-764||Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||Variable|
|MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||Variable|
|Discovery||University Discovery Program||40|
*Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475-476 and MUSI 575-576.
**MUSI 515 fulfills the World Cultures Discovery requirement.
|MUSI 771, 772, 781, 782||Advanced Music Theory||9 total|
|MUSI 775-776||Composition||4 total|
|MUSI 777||Advanced Composition||12 total|
|*MUSI 795||Advanced Music Theory||3|
|MUSI 795||Electronic Music||2|
|**MUSI 703-715||Advanced Music History||3|
|MUSI 541-564, 741-764||Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||8 total|
|MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||8 total|
*This is in addition to the other 700 level theory classes outlined above.
**This is in addition to the core curriculum.
A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation from UNH. All music students must earn grades of C- or better in all required music and music education courses.
Students are required to give a public performance during their senior year. For students in composition, a recital of original compositions, or a lecture-recital is required.
B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 (a required course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery requirement, and MUSI 515 (a required course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.
+Plan approval for degree program pending from the National Association of Schools of Music
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