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2015-2016 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Nov 17, 2018
2015-2016 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Music, B.M. (Composition Emphasis)

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Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates will perform on their primary instrument a series of jury exams. Each exam will engage the candidate in performance of a wide array of musical styles reflective of undergraduate-level literature.
  • Candidates will demonstrate fundamental piano skills, including performing, transposing, harmonizing, and sight-reading at levels appropriate for undergraduate music majors.
  • Candidates with a performance or jazz studies emphasis will perform one half-recital and one-full recital on their primary instrument. Each recital will consist of a wide array of musical styles reflective of undergraduate-level repertoire, and will engage the candidate in performing both solo pieces and works for chamber ensembles.
  • Candidates in music education will demonstrate the ability to plan level-appropriate lessons and execute plans successfully in authentic teaching contexts in their area of specialty (band, choir, orchestra, elementary).

Degree Requirements

See School of Music  for information about entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

Additional information is available in the “Undergraduate Academic Regulations” chapter of this bulletin, the School of Music’s Handbook for Undergraduate Students, or from the Office of Music Studies.

1. General Education - Carolina Core (38 Hours)

CMW: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6 Hours)

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 Hours)

GFL: Global Citizenship and Mutlicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-9 hours)

  • Language Proficiency through 122

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Social Science (3 hours)

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)

  • Course(s) must be taken in a department other than Music

Overlay Eligible Courses (3-9 Hours)

  • Up to two of these core requirements may be met in overlay courses

CMS: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Speech (0-3 Hours)

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)

Nonmusic Electives (0-7 electives)

2. Composition Emphasis (90 Hours)

(16 Hours)

    (9 Hours)

      Applied music courses (12 Hours)

      (1 Hour)

        Music history and literature electives (3 Hours)

        Conducting (2 Hours)

        (6 Hours)

          (9 Hours)

            (6 Hours)

              (12 Hours)

                Ensembles (8 Hours)

                Electives (6 Hours)

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