Degree Plan (Bachelor of Music in Composition)

 

Music Core

Course TitleCourse NumberHours
Theory and Musicianship ITHY 11044
Theory and Musicianship IITHY 12044
Theory and Musicianship IIITHY 21044
Theory and Musicianship IVTHY 22044
Form in MusicTHY 41022
Music TechnologyTHY 32022
Musics of the WorldMHS 20022
Music History I: Antiquity-RenaissanceMHS 21022
Music History II: Baroque-ClassicalMHS 22022
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to PresentMHS 23022
Platform Leadership for the MusicianWOR 11000
Biblical Foundations of WorshipWOR 11022
Practicum: Media in WorshipWOR 34911
Conducting ICON 36222
Conducting II: ChoralCON 36322
Conducting II: InstrumentalCON 36422
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500)PIA 15000
Voice Proficiency (students may need to complete Class Voice I-II and VOI 1501 to satisfy VOI 1500)VOI 15000
Performance Lab (eight semesters)PFL 11000
Electives
Select one course:Select one:
Congregational Worship MusicWOR 21022
Introduction to Creative WorshipWOR 31022
Culture, Philosophy, and WorshipWOR 32222
Select two practicum courses:Select two:
Practicum: Contemporary Worship Leadership and ResourcesWOR 33211
Practicum: Leading Small Vocal Ensembles in WorshipWOR 33411
Practicum: Leading Small Instrumental Groups in WorshipWOR 33511
Practicum: Administration and Finance in MinistryWOR 33811
Practicum: The Arts in WorshipWOR 34711
Practicum: Artistic Outreach and ProductionsWOR 34811
Total41

Composition Concentration

Composition
Class Composition I-II (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)COM 2112, 22124
Applied Composition I-IV (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)COM 3102, 3202, 4102, 42028
Senior Composition RecitalCOM 40000
Applied Study
6 semesters of 2 credits of one of the following (must enroll concurrently in Master Class):12
Applied Instrument (must be a standard orchestral instrument or classical guitar)INS 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202
Applied OrganORG 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202
Applied Piano (after completion of PIA 1500 Piano Proficiency)PIA 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202
Applied Voice (after completion of VOI 1500 Voice Proficiency)VOI 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202
Sophomore Upper Level ExaminationINS 2000, ORG 2000, PIA 2000, or VOI 2000
Ensembles
Chapel Choir (two semesters)ENS 22281
Select six semesters:3
Southwestern SingersENS 1028
Southwestern Master ChoraleENS 1108
OrchestraENS 1068
Composition-Related Courses
Instrumentation and OrchestrationTHY 41122
CounterpointTHY 42022
Post-Tonal TheoryTHY 42122
ArrangingCOM 41122
Commercial StylesCOM 42422
Total38

General Studies

Humanities Core
Early Western Civilization SeminarIDE 11033
Late Antiquity SeminarIDE 12133
Renaissance and Reformation SeminarIDE 22033
Enlightenment SeminarIDE 31033
General Education Core
English I – Grammar and SyntaxENG 11033
English III – Rhetoric and CompositionENG 21033
Natural ScienceNAS 42033
Contemporary Social IssuesSOS 41133
Baptist History and HeritageHIS 22133
Personal EvangelismEVA 22011
International Mission TripMIS 32011
ChapelCHP 1000(six semesters)
Biblical and Theological Studies
Systematic Theology ITHE 30333
Select one:3
Systematic Theology IITHE 4033
Systematic Theology III
Select two:6
Old Testament IOTS 2113
Old Testament IIOTS 2213
Old Testament IIIOTS 3113
Select two:6
New Testament INTS 3123
New Testament IINTS 3223
New Testament IIINTS 4123
Total47
Degree Total126