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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Bachelor of Music in Composition

Liberal Arts

The 30 credits of liberal arts listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. (For more information see above.)

 

Normal

Vocal

Keyb.

Instr.

English or writing

6

6

6

6

Humanities

3

3

3

3

Natural sciences or mathematics (Physics of Sound 315-16000 recommended)

3

3

3

3

Social or behavioral sciences

3

3

3

3

Liberal arts electives

15

15

15

15

Total

30

30

30

30

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

Music history

9

9

9

9

History and Literature of Music I-III 551-25500,-25600,-35500

       

Total

9

9

9

9

Music Requirements

Each composition student has the following portfolio requirement for graduation: a choral work, a solo voice collection with accompaniment, a solo piano work, a work for one or more strings, a work involving an electronic medium, a chamber work, and a work for a large ensemble (winds, orchestra, or large jazz ensemble).

Composition

24

24

24

24

Ensemble (at least two choral)

8

8

8

8

Diction

--

4

--

--

Fundamentals of Music Theory+ 551-10100

1+

1+

1+

1+

Introduction to Musical Styles 551-12100

2

2

2

2

Music theory

16

16

16

16

Music Theory I 551-12200

       

Music Theory II 551-22100

       

Music Theory III 551-22200

       

Form and Analysis 551-32100

       

Analysis of Music since 1900 551-32200

       

Orchestration 551-43700

       

Choral Arranging 551-43500

       

Sixteenth- or Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

       

Sight-singing

5

5

5

5

Sight-Singing I 551-13300

       

Sight-Singing II 551-13400

       

Advanced Sight-Singing III 551-23300

       

Advanced Sight-Singing IV 551-23400

       

Electroacoustic Music §

4

4

4

4

Secondary instruments**

       

Keyboard Musicianship 557-17100-557-17200

2

2

2

2

Private secondary piano

4

4

4

4

Optional secondary performance area

--

4

2

4

Career Orientation 554-16600

1

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

1

1

1

Composition Recital

2

2

2

2

Conducting

4

4

4

4

Music electives #

11-12

3-4

9-10

7-8

Recital Attendance 554-10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

0

Total

85

85

85

85

Total for degree

124

124

124

124

+ Students may fulfill the requirement for Fundamentals of Music Theory by scoring 84 percent or higher on a placement exam administered by the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition. Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, those students take the lower number of music electives.

§ Any two courses in electroacoustic music will fulfill this requirement.

** Composition majors must pass a piano proficiency exam by the end of their junior year.

# At least two credits from jazz arranging courses or advanced electroacoustic music courses are required.

Normal Course Plan

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

--

3

Ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

--

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Composition

3

3

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

--

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

15.5 (16.5)

17.5

     

Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

3

3

Private piano

1

1

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Composition

3

3

Electroacoustic music

2

2

Career Orientation

--

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

16

17

     

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Private piano

1

1

Liberal arts

3

3

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Composition

3

3

Orchestration

2

--

Choral Arranging

--

2

Music elective

3

3

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

15

15

     

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Ensemble

1

1

Composition

3

3

Conducting

2

2

Counterpoint

2

--

Music elective

3

3(2)

Composition Recital

--

2

 

14

14 (13)

Optional Vocal Emphasis

(Open to composition majors who pass vocal audition)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

--

Music history

--

3

Private voice

1

1

Ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

--

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Composition

3

3

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

--

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

16.5 (15.5)

15.5

     

Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Music history

3

3

Private voice

1

1

Ensemble

1

1

Diction

2

2

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Composition

3

3

Electroacoustic music

2

2

Private piano

1

1

Career Orientation

--

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

16

17

     

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Liberal arts

6

3

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Composition

3

3

Private piano

1

1

Orchestration

2

--

Choral Arranging

--

2

Music elective

--

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

 

15

14

     

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

Liberal arts

6

6

Ensemble

1

1

Composition

3

3

Counterpoint

2

--

Conducting

2

2

Music elective

2

--

Composition Recital

--

2

 

16

14

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