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College of Liberal Arts - Louisiana Tech University

Department
of Music

Composition Concentration

Bachelor of Arts in Music

COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION

The Composition Concentration is designed for students interested in composition as a career. Students will take a diverse set of courses that provide a well-rounded and thorough study of compositional techniques of the 20th and 21st Century and compose works for various instrumental, vocal, and electronic mediums. It is expected that students who complete this concentration will continue their studies at the graduate level.

Freshman Year credits
Mathematics (GER) 101, 112, or 125                     6
English (GER) 101, 102 6
Mathematics (GER) 101, 112, or 125 6
Music Theory 101, 102, 103 6
Music Applied-Major1 3
Music Applied-Minor 111, 112, 113 3
Music Ensembles-Major2 3
Music Applied 100 (3 quarters) 0
Vocal Diction (3 hrs)3 232, 233, 234 3
Natural Sciences (GER)  3
Social Sciences (GER)  3
Total Hours Freshman Year  33/363
Sophmore Year credits
Music Theory 201, 202, 203 6
Music Pedagogy 300 1
Music Applied-Major1 and MUPV 291 6
Music Applied-Minor            Piano 3
Music Ensembles-Major 3
Music Applied100 (3 quarters) 0
Music Technology 302 & 303 Media Productions 6
Humanities (GER) Comm 110 or 377 3
History 102 (GER)(IER) 3
Social Sciences (GER)  3
Total Hours Sophmore Year  34
Junior Year credits
Music Theory 302, 303, 304, 404 12
Music History 301, 302, 303 6
Music Applied-Major1 and MUPV 491            Comp 6
Music Applied-Minor            Piano 3
Music Ensembles-Major2 3
Music Applied 100 (3 quarters) 0
Music Applied 100 (3 quarters) 2
Music Pedagogy 301 or 302 Conducting 3
Total Hours Junior Year  35
Senior Year credits
Music Theory 401, 402, 403 9
Music Applied 100 (1 quarter) 0
Music Ensembles-Major 3
Natural Sciences (GER)  6
Foreign Language*  9
Social Sciences (GER) 3
Music Ensembles-Major2 3
Music Applied-Major (491)           Comp lessons 4 0
Total Hours Senior Year  33

Total Semester hours: 132-135
Vocal = Composition
Instrumental = Composition

(GER): General Education Requirement
(IER): International Education Requirement
*must be in the same language

General Requirements:

1. Must complete 6 separate quarters of applied study at the 200 level and at the 400 level on the same instrument.

2. Must complete 6 separate quarters of a major ensemble at the 200 level and at the 400 level.

3. Vocal majors only.

4. Senior composition lessons (MUPV491) must produce a choir composition, and either a band piece, or an orchestra piece


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