Bachelor of Music in Composition

Degree Requirements

Music Requirements*71-77
COMP 201-402 Applied Composition, defined as (2) 201, (2) 202, (2) 301, (2) 302, (3) 401, (3) 402, (3) 403, (2) 404 19
INST 201+ Applied Music, defined as 2 credits per semester (Required piano: minimum 4 hours at or above PIAN 201) (Principal instrument: minimum 6 hours at or above 201) 16
PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital (either full hour recital or 1/2 hour recital + additional work to be determined) 0
PIAN 101 (complete Piano Proficiency benchmarks 1-8) 0-6
MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
MUS 329 Choral Conducting or MUS 430 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS-  Ensembles (with or withour credit - 8 semesters) 0
MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
MUS 356 Vocal Pedagogy (Voice concentration only) (2)
MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328  Theory and Musicianship 16
MTH 466 Orchestration 3
Advanced Coursework6
At least one course chosen from MTH 458 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint or MTH 462 Form and Analysis or MTH courses numbered 500 and above, with permission 3 or 6
If only one MTH prefix is chosen, the second advanced course may be MHS 490 Topics in Music History. 3 (if MTH credits are 3)
Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36
Free Electives14-16

* See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions.

‡ See College Catalog, for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.

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