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.