2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Composition for Stage and Screen, BM

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The Bachelor of Music in Composition for Stage and Screen prepares students with the fundamental musical skills, technical competencies, stylistic understanding, creative tools, and artistic cultivation to successfully pursue a career in music composition. Highlights of the program include strong theoretical and musicianship training, thorough studies in history and literature from a variety of styles and periods, study of compositional techniques from early to contemporary composers, extensive studies in music technology, and performance training in a major instrument, which includes private study with CBU faculty and consistent engagement with professional performers through residencies and masterclasses. Students in the program will also be required to actively compose and perform throughout their tenure in the program. These performances include individual solo performances, a capstone composition recital, opportunities to compose for CBU ensembles and have new student works performed, and collaborative performances in a wide cross-section of stylistic genres.

Traditional Major Program Requirements (86-88 units)

General Education Requirements (40-55 units)

The General Education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University degree programs. Eleven (11) units of G.E. requirements will be met through the specific coursework of the Composition for Stage and Screen major. See School of Music Handbook for details.

Core Applied Music Requirements

Note (Core Applied Music Requirements)

1Enrollment in Class Piano (MUS 012  or 022   is required of music majors whose primary instrument is other than piano each semester until the Piano Proficiency requirements are met. An opportunity to attempt to pass the Piano Proficiency exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camp. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered at the end of each semester. See Music Handbook for Piano Proficiency requirements.

2Students must complete six (6) units of Private Instruction on the same instrument or voice.

Note (Core Lower Division Requirements)

3MUS 282  satisfies the G.E. Technology requirement (Competency Requirements).

Note (Core Upper Division Requirements)

4MUS 324  satisfies three (3 units) of the G.E. History requirement (Political World).

5MUS 360  satisfies three (3) units of the G.E. Christian Studies requirement (Biblical and Theological Core).

Composition Major Requirements

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