Music Major, Theory Composition Concentration (B.Mus.)

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Theory/Composition offers preparation for both the professional music world and graduate study. Students work to develop individual voices in their chosen styles.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.     

Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUCP 303Theory V-Counterpoint3
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
Keyboard Instruction
Select one of the following requirements depending on your primary instrument:4
Non-Keyboard Majors
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Keyboard Musicianship III
Keyboard Musicianship IV
Keyboard Majors
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
Piano Accompanying
Composition
MUCP 245Private Study in Composition I2
MUCP 246Private Study in Composition II2
MUCP 345Private Study in Composition III2
MUCP 346Private Study in Composition IV2
MUCP 412Electronic Music Composition2
MUCP 445Private Study in Composition V3
MUCP 446Private Study in Composition VI3
History and Literature
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
Select two of the following:4
Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart
The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie
The 20th Century Art Song
Instrumental Literature I
Instrumental Literature II
Applied Music
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 325Applied Music V2
MUAP 326Applied Music VI2
Performance Practicum
Complete six times:
MUPR 139Performance Practicum0
Theory/Composition Practicum
Complete 8 times:
MUCP 040Practicum in Music Theory/Composition0
Conducting
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
Instrumental Instruction
Select two of the following:2
Secondary Instrument Voice I
Secondary Instrument Guitar I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Music Technology
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
Select 4 credits from the following:4
Music and Computer Technology II
Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio I
Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio II
Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology
Practicum in Audio Technology
Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology
Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology
Selected Topics in the Field of Audio Technology
Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology
Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following requirements, depending on your major area of study:8
Voice, Keyboard and Guitar
Choir
Select 3 credits from the following:
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Chamber Ensemble
Select 2 credits from the following: 1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Elective Ensembles
Select 2 credits from the following: 1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Strings
Complete 8 times:
Orchestra
Orchestra
Chamber Ensemble
Select 2 credits from the following: 1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Elective Ensembles
Select 1.5 credits from the following: 1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Brass Woodwinds and Percussion
Orchestra and Band
Select 4 credits from the following:
Orchestra
Band
Choir
Complete two times:
Montclair State University Chorale
Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Elective Ensembles
Select 2.5 credits from the following: 1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Senior Recital
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
Total Credits90
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MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUEN 130.