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B.A. in Composition Sample Four-Year Plan 2016–17

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Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Composition

Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-1720Spiritual Formation3
CLMU-2850Composition Seminar (both semesters)0
COM-1100Fundamentals of Speech3
ENG-1400Composition3
GMUS-1000Music Philosophy and Aesthetics1
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
PFMU-XXXXLarge Ensemble Performance0
PLMU-1800Private Lesson in Composition2
PLMU-XXXXPrivate Lessons2
THMU-1210Music Theory I6
THMU-1220Music Theory II6
THMU-1310Aural Skills I4
THMU-1320Aural Skills II4
TYMU-1251Music Technology I3
LIT-2XXXLiterature Elective3
Quantitative Elective3
Total33
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-2730Old Testament Literature3
BTGE-2740New Testament Literature3
CDMU-2600Introduction to Conducting2
CLMU-2850Composition Seminar (both semesters)0
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
HLMU-2100Jazz History: Music of the Multi-Culture2
HLMU-3400Or Global Music3
HLMU-2310Introduction to Music Literature3
PEF-1990Physical Activity and the Christian Life2
PFMU-XXXXLarge Ensemble Performance1
PLMU-2800Music Composition2
PLMU-XXXXPrivate Lessons2
THMU-2210Music Theory III6
THMU-2220Music Theory IV6
THMU-2310Aural Skills III4
THMU-2320Aural Skills IV4
Total30
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-3755Theology I3
BTGE-3765Theology II3
CDMU-3620Instrumental Conducting2
CDMU-3610Or Choral Conducting2
CLMU-2850Composition Seminar (both semesters)0
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
GSS-1100Politics and American Culture3
HLMU-3310Music History I6
HLMU-3320Music History II6
PFMU-XXXXLarge Ensemble Performance0
PLMU-3800Music Composition4
PLMU-3920Junior Composition Project1
TYMU-2250Music Technology II3
   OR TYMU-2251 Music Technology III3
   OR THMU-4140 Choral Arranging2
TYMU-3250Music Technology IV3
Biology Elective3.5
History Elective3
Total34.5
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
CLMU-2850Composition Seminar (both semesters)0
CLMU-2860Composition Portfolio0
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
HUM-1400Introduction to the Humanities3
PFMU-XXXXLarge Ensemble Performance1
PLMU-XXXXPrivate Lessons2
PLMU-4800Music Composition4
PLMU-4900Senior Recital1
THMU-4100Counterpoint3
THMU-4110Form and Analysis3
THMU-4130Orchestration2
Physical Science Elective3.5
Social Science/Global Awareness Elective3
Elective5
Total30.5

Liberal Arts Core

The faculty of Cedarville believe in the value of the liberal arts core.  We want our graduates to be educated individuals, not just trained employees.  We recognize that both education and training are vital,  and we are convinced that in this day and age college graduates need to know how to learn as much as they need to know how to do a task.  The career experts suggest that graduates of colleges today will change careers 4-5 times in their lifetimes.  Those shifts require a certain set of skills that the liberal arts courses help to develop in our students.