Jun 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Composition Option, B.M.


(132 units)

The Bachelor of Music degree is a high-unit professional degree and requires 132 units for graduation. Music units include the core requirements and one option. Students interested in the BM program must successfully complete an audition for entrance to the program. This should be accomplished prior to entrance to the University. Students wishing to consider the BM program after they have enrolled at CSULB may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units.

Music, B.M. Core Requirements


Music History and Literature:


Take all the following courses:


Music Theory:


Major Performance Organization:


All Music Majors must audition for an MPO in their area each semester and must participate in the MPO as determined by audition. Participation in additional ensembles may be used as electives.

MUS 100 /MUS 300  MPO, one topic each semester in residence.

Piano: Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) piano students may take MUS 400  (topic U) for MPO

Strings: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics I or J)

Winds and Percussion: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics A, B, or C)

Vocal: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics E, F, or G)

Opera: Take at least 6 semesters of MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics E, F, or G) and at least 2 semesters of MUS 330  

Jazz Studies: Take at least 4 semesters of MUS 100  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J). Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) take MUS 300  (topics K, L, M, N, O, or P) for a minimum of 4 semesters

Composition: Take at least 4 semesters of MUS 100  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J). Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) take take MUS 300  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J) or MUS 400  (topic B) for 4 semesters

Keyboard Proficiency:


  • Successful completion of conservatory’s piano proficiency examination (equivalent to MUS 220B )
    (piano majors excepted)

Requirements


Take the following course:


To be taken each semester in residence until successful completion of the Upper-Division Screening Examination in applied music (4 unit minimum and 6 unit maximum).