2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Composition, Bachelor of Music

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Composition will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate essential competencies in musicianship skills in written theory, aural skills and keyboard musicianship.
  2. Develop applied music skills in one primary performance area in both solo and ensemble settings.
  3. Become conversant with the essential outlines of music history, music literature and an awareness of significant non-western musical styles.
  4. Develop and articulate a clear application of the concepts of calling, role, path and purpose as they apply to the field of the music discipline.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of advanced tonal, timbral and formal concepts.
  6. Synthesize applications of diverse genres and media in the composition of original works using small and large ensembles, atonal materials, and electronic media.
  7. Produce a substantial body of original compositions using a variety of tonal languages, performance forces and expressive content.


For the Bachelor in Music with a concentration in Composition, the following courses are required in addition to the Core Curriculum indicated above :

Special Requirements

  1. A solo Junior Recital of at least 30 minutes given during the junior or senior year is required of Music majors selecting majors in Performance and Music Education. The student must achieve the 300-level of proficiency before scheduling the Junior Recital. The student must also enroll for the appropriate level of applied study during the semester of the recital performance.
  2. Students accepted into performance degree programs must achieve the 300-level of proficiency in their performing area and give a Junior Recital during their junior year. They must also achieve the 400- level of proficiency and give a solo Senior Recital , one hour in length, during their senior year. The performance degree programs are reserved for students of marked talent and proficiency.
  3. For graduation, Bachelor of Music and Music Education majors must earn credit in a one-unit ensemble for a minimum of eight semesters. Bachelor of Arts majors must earn credit in a one-unit ensemble for a minimum of four semesters. Wind, string, and percussion students meet this requirement by performing in the Concert Band or Chamber Orchestra. Vocalists meet this requirement by performing in Chorale, Concert Choir or Point Loma Singers. Keyboard students may choose either choral or instrumental ensembles.
  4. Music majors are required to perform in Monday afternoon student recitals at least once per semester until applied study requirements are completed.

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