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Composition

Michael Klein, Chair, Music Studies

215-204-8322

mklein01@temple.edu

The Composition Department offers courses in composition for various media, including electronic music. Creativity, the development of personal expression through music, and the assessment of music's role in the 21st-century societal context are the focal points for composition majors.

Bachelor of Music: Composition

 

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 1758 Composition Lesson I 3  
Music 1405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal      16  
 
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 1759 Composition Lesson II 3  
Music 1406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 2758 Composition Lesson III 3  
Music 2405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4  
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 2759 Composition Lesson IV 3  
Music 2406 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
Music Studies 2704 Music in History 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal      17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 3758 Composition Lesson V 3  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
Music Studies 4717 Counterpoint 3  
Music Studies 4719 MIDI 3  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music   Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 3759 Composition Lesson VI 3  
Music Studies 4712 Computer Synthesis 3  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 4723 Score Reading 3  
Music Studies 3713 Orchestration 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Subtotal      16  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 4758 Composition Lesson VII 3  
Music Studies 4724 Printing Music Scores and Parts 3  
Music Studies 4720 New Music Seminar 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
    Elective 3  
Subtotal      13  
 
Senior Year –2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Studies 4759 Composition Lesson VIII 3  
Music Studies 3896 Theory Seminar 3 WI
Music Studies 4710 Early Music Seminar 1  
Music Studies Elective Music Composition Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Subtotal      13  
 
Degree Total 124  
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