Bachelor of Music in Composition
The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Composition curriculum provides a foundation for professional and/or commercial compositional activity or graduate degree study leading to college/conservatory teaching credentials in composition and theory. Students explore a wide variety of musical styles with an emphasis on understanding compositional techniques which may be less familiar to them, such as those of 20th-century art music. The senior recital requirement may be met by either a full recital of original compositions, or by a half recital of original compositions plus an original work of significant length and form included in another performance. The composer must serve as a performer or conductor for at least one of the pieces on the senior recital.
Degree Requirements, 129 credit hours
|Music in Christian Perspective:||2|
|Music History & Literature||10|
|Applied Music (Priv. Lessons)||6-18|
|Music Ensemble Lab ea. Sem.||0|
|Capstone: Senior Recital||0|
|Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)||36|
* See College Music Catalog (PDF, 278KB), for specific requirements and course descriptions.
‡ See College Catalog, for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.