Composition Major — B.M.

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).

Summary

Music Requirements94
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements31-32
Total Credits125

Degree Requirements

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Composition Lesson Requirement
MUTH 14100
MUTH 14200
First-Year Composition
and First-Year Composition
6
MUTH 24100
MUTH 24200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 34100
MUTH 34200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 44100
MUTH 44200
Composition
and Composition
6
Ensembles
MUEN 1xxxx(at least two choral)(1 credit times 8 semesters)8
Recitals
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP)2
Music Theory
MUTH 10100Fundamentals of Music Theory 11
MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles2
MUTH 12200Music Theory I2
or MUTH 12201 Music Theory I -- Honors
MUTH 22100Music Theory II2
or MUTH 22100 Music Theory II
MUTH 22200Music Theory III2
or MUTH 22201 Music Theory III -- Honors
MUTH 32100Form and Analysis2
or MUTH 32101 Form and Analysis -- Honors
MUTH 32200Analysis of Music since 19002
or MUTH 32201 Analysis of Music since 1900 - Honors
Additional Theory for Major:
MUMC xxxxxElectroacoustic music 24
MUTH 43700Orchestration2
MUTH 43500Choral Arranging2
MUTH 43100Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint2
or MUTH 43200 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Aural Skills
MUTH 13300Aural Skills I1.5
or MUTH 13301 Aural Skills I - Honors
MUTH 13400Aural Skills II1.5
or MUTH 13401 Aural Skills II - Honors
MUTH 23300Aural Skills III1
or MUTH 23301 Aural Skills III - Honors
MUTH 23400Aural Skills IV1
or MUTH 23401 Aural Skills IV - Honors
Secondary Instruments 3
PFSM 17100Keyboard Musicianship I1
PFSM 17200Keyboard Musicianship II1
PFMJ 10302Piano I - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 20302Piano II - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
Conducting 4
MUED 30300Instrumental Conducting2
Select one of the following:2
Choral Conducting
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Other Music Requirements
MUMC 16600Career Orientation1
MUMC 10300Introduction to Music Technology1
xxxxxMusic electives 1,511-12
MUMC 10100Required Recital Attendance (six semesters required)0
MUSIC LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Music History
MUTH 25500History and Literature of Music I3
MUTH 25600History and Literature of Music II (WI)3
MUTH 35500History and Literature of Music III3
INTEGRATIVE CORE CURRICULUM 6
ICC Theme & Perspective
ICSM 1xxxxIthaca Seminar4
xxxxxCreative Arts (CA)3
xxxxxHumanities (HM)3
xxxxxNatural Science (SC)3
xxxxxSocial Science (SO)3
Competencies
WRTG 10600Academic Writing I 73
MATH 10000Mathematics Fundamentals 80-1
Complementary Liberal Arts CLA 9
xxxxxLiberal Arts Electives12
Course Attributes
Select 3 credits of each (DV, WI, QL) 109
Capstone Experience
MUTH 49800Composition Recital 112
E-portfolio
Total Credits125-126
1

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.

2

Any two courses in electroacoustic music will fulfill this requirement.

3

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

4

At least one semester Instrumental Conducting.

5

At least 2 credits from jazz arranging courses or advanced electroacoustic music courses are required.

6

The 31-32 credits listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see Liberal Arts under the School of Music Overview tab.

7

Students may earn credit for WRTG 10600 by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature exam or AP English Language and Composition exam or by choosing ICSM 10800. Student choosing the ICSM option must add 3 credits of LA electives. (For more on Ithaca College’s AP policy, see Advanced Placement Policy.)

8

Students scoring a pass on the math competency will satisfy this requirement. Students who do not achieve a passing score will have to take the 1 credit math course MATH 10000 and earn a final grade of C- or higher.

9

Students will choose a 12-credit plan in consultation with their academic advisor. Concentrated foreign language study is recommended. Additional Liberal Arts could involve a minor, a second major, or study abroad.

10

The DV, WI and QL attribute requirements of the Integrated Core Curriculum may be fulfilled through any appropriately designated courses, including those given in the School of Music.

11

MUTH 49800 will fulfill the capstone requirement and will serve to synthesize aspects of the Integrated Core Curriculum with the student’s School of Music degree 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).

Summary

Music Requirements94
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements31-32
Total Credits125

Degree Requirements 

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Composition Lesson Requirement
MUTH 14100
MUTH 14200
First-Year Composition
and First-Year Composition
6
MUTH 24100
MUTH 24200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 34100
MUTH 34200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 44100
MUTH 44200
Composition
and Composition
6
Ensembles
MUEN 1xxxx(at least two choral)(1 credit times 8 semesters)8
Recitals
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP)2
Music Theory
MUTH 10100Fundamentals of Music Theory 11
MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles2
MUTH 12200Music Theory I2
or MUTH 12201 Music Theory I -- Honors
MUTH 22100Music Theory II2
or MUTH 22101 Music Theory II -- Honors
MUTH 22200Music Theory III2
or MUTH 22201 Music Theory III -- Honors
MUTH 32100Form and Analysis2
or MUTH 32101 Form and Analysis -- Honors
MUTH 32200Analysis of Music since 19002
or MUTH 32201 Analysis of Music since 1900 - Honors
Additional Theory for Major:
MUMC xxxxxElectroacoustic music 2
MUTH 43700Orchestration2
MUTH 43500Choral Arranging2
MUTH 43100Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint2
or MUTH 43200 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Aural Skills
MUTH 13300Aural Skills I1.5
or MUTH 13301 Aural Skills I - Honors
MUTH 13400Aural Skills II1.5
or MUTH 13401 Aural Skills II - Honors
MUTH 23300Aural Skills III1
or MUTH 23301 Aural Skills III - Honors
MUTH 23400Aural Skills IV1
or MUTH 23401 Aural Skills IV - Honors
Secondary Instruments 3
PFSM 17100Keyboard Musicianship I1
PFSM 17200Keyboard Musicianship II1
PFMJ 10302Piano I - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 20302Piano II - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 1xxx2-PFMJ 2xxx2Optional Secondary Performance Area4
Conducting 4
MUED 30300Instrumental Conducting2
Select one of the following:2
Choral Conducting
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Other Music Requirements
MUMC 16100Diction I2
MUMC 16200Diction II2
MUMC 16600Career Orientation1
MUMC 10300Introduction to Music Technology1
xxxxxMusic electives 1,53-4
MUMC 10100Required Recital Attendance (six semesters required)0
MUSIC LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Music History
MUTH 25500History and Literature of Music I3
MUTH 25600History and Literature of Music II (WI)3
MUTH 35500History and Literature of Music III3
INTEGRATIVE CORE CURRICULUM 6
ICC Theme & Perspective
ICSM 1xxxxIthaca Seminar4
xxxxxCreative Arts (CA)3
xxxxxHumanities (HM)3
xxxxxNatural Science (SC)3
xxxxxSocial Science (SO)3
Competencies
WRTG 10600Academic Writing I 73
MATH 10000Mathematics Fundamentals 80-1
Complementary Liberal Arts CLA 9
xxxxxLiberal Arts Requirements12
Course Attributes
Select 3 credits of each (DV, WI, QL) 109
Capstone Experience
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP) 112
E-portfolio
Total Credits125-126
1

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.

2

Any two courses in electroacoustic music will fulfill this requirement.

3

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

4

At least one semester Instrumental Conducting.

5

At least 2 credits from jazz arranging courses or advanced electroacoustic music courses are required.

6

The 31-32 credits listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see Liberal Arts under the School of Music Overview tab.

7

Students may earn credit for WRTG 10600 by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature exam or AP English Language and Composition exam or by choosing ICSM 10800. Student choosing the ICSM option must add 3 credits of LA electives. (For more on Ithaca College’s AP policy, see Advanced Placement Policy.)

8

Students scoring a pass on the math competency will satisfy this requirement. Students who do not achieve a passing score will have to take the 1 credit math course MATH 10000 and earn a final grade of C- or higher.

9

Students will choose a 12-credit plan in consultation with their academic advisor. Concentrated foreign language study is recommended. Additional Liberal Arts could involve a minor, a second major, or study abroad.

10

The DV, WI and QL attribute requirements of the Integrated Core Curriculum may be fulfilled through any appropriately designated courses, including those given in the School of Music.

11
MUTH 49800 will fulfill the capstone requirement and will serve to synthesize aspects of the Integrated Core Curriculum with the student’s School of Music degree 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).

Summary

Music Requirements94
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements31-32
Total Credits125

Degree Requirements 

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Composition Lesson Requirement
MUTH 14100
MUTH 14200
First-Year Composition
and First-Year Composition
6
MUTH 24100
MUTH 24200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 34100
MUTH 34200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 44100
MUTH 44200
Composition
and Composition
6
Ensembles
MUEN 1xxxx(at least two choral)(1 credit times 8 semesters)8
Recitals
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP)2
Music Theory
MUTH 10100Fundamentals of Music Theory 11
MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles2
MUTH 12200Music Theory I2
or MUTH 12201 Music Theory I -- Honors
MUTH 22100Music Theory II2
or MUTH 22101 Music Theory II -- Honors
MUTH 22200Music Theory III2
or MUTH 22201 Music Theory III -- Honors
MUTH 32100Form and Analysis2
or MUTH 32101 Form and Analysis -- Honors
MUTH 32200Analysis of Music since 19002
or MUTH 32201 Analysis of Music since 1900 - Honors
Additional Theory for Major:
MUMC xxxxxElectroacoustic music 24
MUTH 43700Orchestration2
MUTH 43500Choral Arranging2
MUTH 43100Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint2
or MUTH 43200 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Aural Skills
MUTH 13300Aural Skills I1.5
or MUTH 13301 Aural Skills I - Honors
MUTH 13400Aural Skills II1.5
or MUTH 13401 Aural Skills II - Honors
MUTH 23300Aural Skills III1
or MUTH 23301 Aural Skills III - Honors
MUTH 23400Aural Skills IV1
or MUTH 23401 Aural Skills IV - Honors
Secondary Instruments 3
PFSM 17500Keyboard Musicianship I - Keyboard Majors1
PFSM 17600Keyboard Musicianship II - Keyboard Majors1
PFMJ 10302Piano I - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 20302Piano II - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 30302Piano III - Secondary Instrument1
Conducting 4
MUED 30300Instrumental Conducting2
Select one of the following:2
Choral Conducting
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Other Music Requirements
MUMC 16600Career Orientation1
MUMC 10300Introduction to Music Technology1
xxxxxMusic electives 1,57-8
MUMC 10100Required Recital Attendance (six semesters required)0
MUSIC LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Music History
MUTH 25500History and Literature of Music I3
MUTH 25600History and Literature of Music II (WI)3
MUTH 35500History and Literature of Music III3
INTEGRATIVE CORE CURRICULUM 6
ICC Theme & Perspective
ICSM 1xxxxIthaca Seminar4
xxxxxCreative Arts (CA)3
xxxxxHumanities (HM)3
xxxxxNatural Science (SC)3
xxxxxSocial Science (SO)3
Competencies
WRTG 10600Academic Writing I 73
MATH 10000Mathematics Fundamentals 80-1
Complementary Liberal Arts CLA 9
xxxxxLiberal Arts Electives12
Course Attributes
Select 3 credits of each (DV, WI, QL) 109
Capstone Experience
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP) 112
E-portfolio
Total Credits125-126
1

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.

2

Any two courses in electroacoustic music will fulfill this requirement.

3

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

4

At least one semester Instrumental Conducting.

5

At least 2 credits from jazz arranging courses or advanced electroacoustic music courses are required.

6

The 31-32 credits listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see Liberal Arts under the School of Music Overview tab.

7

Students may earn credit for WRTG 10600 by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature exam or AP English Language and Composition exam or by choosing ICSM 10800. Student choosing the ICSM option must add 3 credits of LA electives. (For more on Ithaca College’s AP policy, see Advanced Placement Policy.)

8

Students scoring a pass on the math competency will satisfy this requirement. Students who do not achieve a passing score will have to take the 1 credit math course MATH 10000 and earn a final grade of C- or higher.

9

Students will choose a 12-credit plan in consultation with their academic advisor. Concentrated foreign language study is recommended. Additional Liberal Arts could involve a minor, a second major, or study abroad.

10

The DV, WI and QL attribute requirements of the Integrated Core Curriculum may be fulfilled through any appropriately designated courses, including those given in the School of Music.

11

MUTH 49800 will fulfill the capstone requirement and will serve to synthesize aspects of the Integrated Core Curriculum with the student’s School of Music degree 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).

Summary

Music Requirements94
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements31-32
Total Credits125

Degree Requirements 

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Composition Lesson Requirement
MUTH 14100
MUTH 14200
First-Year Composition
and First-Year Composition
6
MUTH 24100
MUTH 24200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 34100
MUTH 34200
Composition
and Composition
6
MUTH 44100
MUTH 44200
Composition
and Composition
6
Ensembles
MUEN 1xxxx(at least two choral)(1 credit times 8 semesters)8
Recitals
MUTH 49800Composition Recital (CP)2
Music Theory
MUTH 10100Fundamentals of Music Theory 11
MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles2
MUTH 12200Music Theory I2
or MUTH 12201 Music Theory I -- Honors
MUTH 22100Music Theory II2
or MUTH 22101 Music Theory II -- Honors
MUTH 22200Music Theory III2
or MUTH 22201 Music Theory III -- Honors
MUTH 32100Form and Analysis2
or MUTH 32101 Form and Analysis -- Honors
MUTH 32200Analysis of Music since 19002
or MUTH 32201 Analysis of Music since 1900 - Honors
Additional Theory for Major:
MUMC xxxxxElectroacoustic music 24
MUTH 43700Orchestration2
MUTH 43500Choral Arranging2
MUTH 43100Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint2
or MUTH 43200 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Aural Skills
MUTH 13300Aural Skills I1.5
or MUTH 13301 Aural Skills I - Honors
MUTH 13400Aural Skills II1.5
or MUTH 13401 Aural Skills II - Honors
MUTH 23300Aural Skills III1
or MUTH 23301 Aural Skills III - Honors
MUTH 23400Aural Skills IV1
or MUTH 23401 Aural Skills IV - Honors
Secondary Instruments 3
PFSM 17100Keyboard Musicianship I1
PFSM 17200Keyboard Musicianship II1
PFMJ 10302Piano I - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 20302Piano II - Secondary Instrument (1 credit times 2 semesters)2
PFMJ 1xxx2Optional Secondary Performance Area2
PFMJ 2xxx2Optional Secondary Performance Area2
Conducting 4
MUED 30300Instrumental Conducting2
Select one of the following:2
Choral Conducting
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Other Music Requirements
MUMC 16600Career Orientation1
MUMC 10300Introduction to Music Technology1
xxxxxMusic electives 1,57-8
MUMC 10100Required Recital Attendance0
MUSIC LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Music History
MUTH 25500History and Literature of Music I3
MUTH 25600History and Literature of Music II (WI)3
MUTH 35500History and Literature of Music III3
INTEGRATIVE CORE CURRICULUM 6
ICC Theme & Perspective
ICSM 1xxxxIthaca Seminar4
xxxxxCreative Arts (CA)3
xxxxxHumanities (HM)3
xxxxxNatural Science (SC)3
xxxxxSocial Science (SO)3
Competencies
WRTG 10600Academic Writing I 73
MATH 10000Mathematics Fundamentals 80-1
Complementary Liberal Arts CLA 9
xxxxxLiberal Arts Electives12
Course Attributes
Select 3 credits of each (DV, WI, QL) 109
Capstone Experience
MUTH 49800Composition Recital 112
E-portfolio
Total Credits125-126
1

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.

2

Any two courses in electroacoustic music will fulfill this requirement.

3

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

4

At least one semester Instrumental Conducting.

5

At least 2 credits from jazz arranging courses or advanced electroacoustic music courses are required.

6

The 31-32 credits listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see Liberals Arts under the School of Music Overview tab.

7

Students may earn credit for WRTG 10600 by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature exam or AP English Language and Composition exam or by choosing ICSM 10800. Student choosing the ICSM option must add 3 credits of LA electives. (For more on Ithaca College’s AP policy, see Advanced Placement Policy.)

8

Students scoring a pass on the math competency will satisfy this requirement. Students who do not achieve a passing score will have to take the 1 credit math course MATH 10000 and earn a final grade of C- or higher.

9

Students will choose a 12-credit plan in consultation with their academic advisor. Concentrated foreign language study is recommended. Additional Liberal Arts could involve a minor, a second major, or study abroad.

10

The DV, WI and QL attribute requirements of the Integrated Core Curriculum may be fulfilled through any appropriately designated courses, including those given in the School of Music.

11

MUTH 49800 will fulfill the capstone requirement and will serve to synthesize aspects of the integrated Core Curriculum with the student's School of Music degree requirements.