Music Composition, Minor

The minor in composition offers student composers at all levels a concentrated opportunity to build composition skills. The minor includes a foundation in music theory and introduction to compositional approaches, composition lessons, and additional course work to broaden the student composer’s understanding and appreciation of the intersection of music and culture.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life4
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24
MUST 1301Introduction to Composition4
MUSC 1903Composition Lessons1


Complete one of the following:4
Instrumentation and Orchestration
Music Analysis Seminar
Introduction to Music Technology
Sound Design

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor