2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Music Theory/Composition, BM

The School of Music offers the BM with a major in music theory/composition. The requirements are outlined below.

Composition Emphasis

The BM with a major in music theory/composition with emphasis in composition requires the following:

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Some School of Music majors require more than 124 hours to complete. See individual music requirements for details.

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area

Music Requirements

Ensembles (4 hours total-.5 hour each semester)

Any Ensemble-8 semesters

Studio Performance Lessons (8 hours)

Lower Division-4 hours

Upper Division-4 hours

Music Theory (32 hours)

MUSI 10201Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10203Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 10211Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10213Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 20201Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20203Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 20211Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20213Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 30202Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 30222Modal Counterpoint

2

MUSI 30232Counterpoint

2

MUSI 30312Instrumentation

2

MUSI 30322Orchestration

2

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3

MUSI 50203Musical Structure and Style

3

Music History (14 hours)

MUSI 20613History of Western Music I

3

MUSI 30602World Music for Music Majors

2

MUSI 30613History of Western Music II

3

MUSI 30623History of Western Music III

3

MUSI 50000 level

3

Music Composition (14 hours)

MUSI 20412Composition I

2

MUSI 20422Composition II

2

MUSI 30420Composition

1.00-6.00

Minimum of five semesters

Instrumental Technique (4 hours)

MUSI 10051String Instrument Technique I

1

MUSI 10071Percussion Technique

1

MUSI 30151Woodwind Technique I

1

MUSI 30161Brass Technique I

1

Conducting (4 hours)

MUSI 20512Introduction to Conducting

2

 

MUSI 30512Choral Conducting

2

OR

MUSI 30522Instrumental Conducting

2

Recitals (1 hour)

MUSP 40991Recital II

1

Composers present a recital of their work.

Music Electives (3 hours)

Foreign Language (6 hours)

GRMN 20053Beginning German III

3

GRMN 20063Intermediate German

3

Acoustics (3 hours)

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

OR

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3

Theory Emphasis

The BM with a major in music theory/composition with an emphasis in theory requires the following:

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Some School of Music majors require more than 124 hours to complete. See individual music requirements for details.

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Music Requirements

Ensembles (4 hours total-.5 hour each semester)

Any Ensemble-8 semesters

Studio Performance Lessons (8 hours)

Lower Division-4 hours

Upper Division-4 hours

Music Theory (32 hours)

MUSI 10201Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10203Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 10211Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10213Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 20201Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20203Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 20211Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20213Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 30202Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 30222Modal Counterpoint

2

MUSI 30232Counterpoint

2

MUSI 30312Instrumentation

2

MUSI 30322Orchestration

2

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3

MUSI 50203Musical Structure and Style

3

Music History (14 hours)

MUSI 20613History of Western Music I

3

MUSI 30602World Music for Music Majors

2

MUSI 30613History of Western Music II

3

MUSI 30623History of Western Music III

3

MUSI 50000 level

3

Music Composition (4 hours)

MUSI 20412Composition I

2

MUSI 20422Composition II

2

Instrumental Technique (4 hours)

MUSI 10051String Instrument Technique I

1

MUSI 10071Percussion Technique

1

MUSI 30151Woodwind Technique I

1

MUSI 30161Brass Technique I

1

Conducting (4 hours)

MUSI 20512Introduction to Conducting

2

 

MUSI 30512Choral Conducting

2

OR

MUSI 30522Instrumental Conducting

2

Recitals (1 hour)

MUSP 40991Recital II

1

Theorists present a research paper or lecture recital.

Music Electives (13 hours)

Must include at least six hours upper-division coursework in the either theory or composition.

Foreign Language (6 hours)

GRMN 20053Beginning German III

3

GRMN 20063Intermediate German

3

Acoustics (3 hours)

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

OR

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3