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  General Education requirements and  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 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 303Theory V-Counterpoint3
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
Keyboard Instruction
Choose from among the following courses for a total of 4 semester hours:4
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Piano Accompanying
Jazz Keyboard and Theory
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
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
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
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
Jazz Literature I
Jazz Literature II
Applied Music
Select 6 semester hours in your primary instrument from the following:6
Applied Music I
Applied Music I
Applied Music II
Applied Music II
Applied Music III
Applied Music III
Applied Music IV
Applied Music V
Applied Music VI
Theory/Composition Practicum
Complete 8 times:
MUCP 040Practicum in Music Theory/Composition0
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
Instrumental Instruction
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II1
Music Technology
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
MUTC 102Music and Computer Technology II1
Ensemble Requirement
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale0.5
or MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers
Complete 4 courses from the following for a total of 2 semester hours:2
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Complete 5 courses from the following for a total of 2.5 semester hours:2.5
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Senior Recital
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
Total Credits86