School of Music

Composition, Theory and Technology

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Music (BM)

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Composition

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later
 

Freshman first semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 1121 Music Theory (1)
3
MVK 1111 Secondary Piano (1)
1
MV_ 141_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 1211 Composition Skills (1)
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)
3
Composition (GE-C)
3

*Piano majors should take MVK 3702, Accompanying instead of a 1000 level ensemble (MUN).

*Voice majors should complete MUS2211/2241/2231/2221 during their first year

Freshman second semester (17 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 1122 Music Theory (2)
3
MVK 1112 Secondary Piano (2)
1
MV_ 141_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 1212 Composition Skills (2)
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3

*Piano majors should take MVK 3702, Accompanying instead of a 1000 level ensemble (MUN).

*Voice majors should complete MUS2211/2241/2231/2221 during their first year

Sophomore first semester (17 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 2126 Music Theory (3)
3
MVK 2221 Secondary Piano (3)
1
MV_ 242_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 2101 Composition Skills (3)
1
Physical Science (GE-P)
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Sophomore second semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 2127 Music Theory (4)
3
MVK 2222 Secondary Piano (4)
1
MV_ 242_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 2102 Composition Skills (4)
1
Biological Science (GE-B)
3
MUH 2501/3530/3541 (GE-H, N)
3
Junior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MV_ 343_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 3231 Composition I
3
MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1+ OR MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1++
3
MUT 3321 Arr. For Voices/Inst
3
MUC 4313 Intro to Electroacoustic Music
3

+Even years only (00,02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Junior second semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
MV_ 343_ Performance Principal
2
MV_ 3970 Junior Recital
1
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 3232 Composition 2
3
MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2++ OR MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2+
3
MUH 3211 History of Music (1)(GE-H, N
3

+Even years only (00, 02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Senior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 3212 History of Music (2)(GE-H, N)
3
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 4241 Composition or MUC 4401 Comp. Of Elec. Music
3
MUG 4104 Conducting I
2
MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1 OR MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Senior second semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 3213 History of Music (3)(GE-H, N)
3
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2++ OR MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2+
3
MUT 4601 Score Reading
2
Senior Composition Project
2
Senior Composition Recital
1
MUT 3322 Scoring for Band and Orchestra+
3

+Even years only (00,02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Theory

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later

Performance - Instrumental

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for catalog year Summer 2015 and later

Combination with Outside Field

This curriculum is designed for students who desire a Bachelor of Music degree, but who also wish to venture into other areas of study and earn a second bachelor’s degree. A number of programs in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Design, Construction and Planning; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Performance; Public Health and Health Professions; Journalism and Communications; Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, are available to the students to select from. The goal of this degree track is to able to student to complete all course work for both major in 4 years (with the exception of 5 year Engineering degrees).

Students who are interested in double majoring in music and another field will start with their required course work for music (also known as "tracking requirements") and gradually integrate the 2nd major tracking courses into their schedules during the first 4 semesters. Students often times can "double dip", taking not only the 2nd major required course work but also the general education courses. For example, music and psychology major can take PSY 2012 General Psychology, as a required tracking course for psychology and also to meet the requirement for "Social and Behavioral Sciences" general education course.

Psychology tracking states that the below courses should be completed by the end of semester 5*:

  • PSY 2012 General Psychology
  • One additional psychology course
  • One of the foundation-level courses
  • STA 2023
  • One of BSC 2007, 2008 or 2010
  • Either MAC 1147 or both MAC 1140 and MAC 1114

*certain GPA will be required at the end of each term

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Based on this recommendation seen above, a student will be on track for music and psychology without any problems by the end of their first year. The remainder of 3 courses in Psychology can be taken either the freshman summer or spread to fall and spring terms of sophomore year.

Once the student has met all the tracking requirements (course work and GPA) for the 2nd major, he/she can officially apply to declare their 2nd major. If you have any questions about double majoring with music and another field, please contact music admissions.

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later

Master of Music (MM)

The Master of Music degree includes core courses in music as well as courses in the area of specialization. A secondary concentration may be added and will require additional coursework.

Secondary concentrations are listed below. Interested students will need to declare their desire to add a second concentration, apply for the program and complete the necessary paperwork in order to officially add a second concentration. Admission to a second concentration will be determined by the faculty in that area. No more than one concentration beyond the major specialization may be attempted. One member of the supervisory committee must represent the secondary concentration. Unless indicated otherwise, courses required for the second concentration may not also fulfill specific degree requirements in the area of primary specialization. However, courses in the second concentration may, at the discretion of the student’s supervisory committee, be used to fulfill approved elective credit in the primary degree area.

MM Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Helton, jhelton@ufl.edu

Composition
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUC 6444 Composition of Electronic Music or other approved MUT 6000/7000 course
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000
3
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition*
3
MUS 6973** Individual Project
3-6
Approved Music Electives (6000/7000)
6-9

*Students must enroll in composition studio every semester prior to thesis.

**Graduate original composition in lieu of written thesis.

Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to History Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Performance (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVO 6460 Performance
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3

* This secondary concentration is only available for Performance and Conducting.

Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies ( credits)
Music Theory
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000
6
MUT 6000/7000
6
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
3-6
Approved Music Electives (6000/7000)
3-6

*Graduate written thesis is required.

Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to History Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Performance (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVO 6460 Performance
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3

* This secondary concentration is only available for Performance and Conducting.

Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies ( credits)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Composition
major area (36-42 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6444 Composition of Electronic Music
3
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 7931 Advanced Graduate Composition*
12-18
MUC/MUT 6000/7000**
15-18

*Students will enroll in private composition study (MUC 6930/7931) every semester prior to dissertation.

**Students with an electroacoustic focus, or mixed acoustic/electroacoustic curriculum, take the sequence MUC 6445, MUC 6446, followed by MUC 7447 and/or MUC 7938

cognate (12-14 credits)
Courses
Credits
Interdisciplinary Cognate* or Performance Cognate**
12-21
MVO 6460/7460 Music Performance Or MUG 6105/7106 Graduate/Advanced Conducting
6
MUS 7905 Projects and Problems in Music Performance
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensembles
3-5

*Interdisciplinary Cognate consists of either 12-21 credits outside of music, with a maximum of 6 credits of upper-division (3000/4000 level) undergraduate coursework, or a combination of courses from music and external departments totaling 12-21 GRADUATE credits.

**Student must audition and be accepted into performance or conducting studio at graduate performance level.

supportive class (24-30 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
MUS 6416 Methods of Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
6
Approved Elective (MUE, MUH, MUL, MUS, MUT, Performance or Conducting)
0-9
dissertation (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15
Minor in Music Performance (Minor)

The Minor in Music Performance (Instrumental or Voice) assumes the student has had a substantial amount of pervious music study. A Theory Placement Test is required to determine the appropriate level of Theory the student should be taking.  This Minor also requires an audition so that the student can be placed in a studio, and includes the following courses:

  • MUT 1121, Music Theory 1 (or MUT 1122), Music Theory 2, MUT 2126 Music Theory 3, or MUT 2127 Music Theory 4, depending on where the student begins after taking the THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM)
  • MUL 2010, or MUL 3012, Masterpieces of Music
  • MUN**** ENSEMBLE (Three Semesters of Ensemble Participation)
  • APPLIED MUSIC-2000 LEVEL (Two Semesters) & 3000 LEVEL (One Semester)
  • and appropriate INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS listed below:

All Instruments Except Woodwinds choose one from the following for a total of three credits:

  • MUL 3xxx or MUL 4xxxx Music Literature Elective

Woodwind Instruments choose an additional three credits from the following choices or combination of choices: 

  • Applied Music (lessons): MV_32_ (Each semester of applied lessons is three credits)
  • Instrumental Ensembles: MUN 3123, 3133, 3143, 3213 (Each ensemble is one credit per semester)
  • Chamber Music: MUN 3460 (Each chamber music ensemble is one credit per semester)
  • Music History and Literature: MUH 3xxx, MUH 4xxx, MUL 33xx, MUL 43xx, MUL 48xx (Three credits per course)
  • Music Theory MUT 3xxx, MUT 4xxx (Three credits per course)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 19

Only THIRTEEN HOURS below the 3000 Level will count toward this minor. Applied music below the 2000 level may not be used. 

Minor in History/Ethnomusicology (Minor)

The Minor in Music History/Ethnomusicology is designed to give flexibility for students pursuing music as a secondary field while accommodating a broad range of interests. It exposes students to music within a variety of cultures of the world throughout time. Students will learn musical repertoires through listening and discussion and will learn the significance and meaning of music, as well as its function in society. Students may choose to specialize in one of two tracks for this minor: Music History or Ethnomusicology. The theory prerequisites ensure that students will have the vocabulary and understanding of basic musical structures to participate successfully in MUH courses.

REQUIRED

• Two sequential theory courses, to be determined by Music Theory Placement Exam 
• MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics

ELECTIVES

MUH/MUL 3/4000 Level (9)*

Select from:

• MUH 3530 Popular and Traditional Music of  Africa                      
• MUH 3541 Latin American Music
• MUL 3693 The American Musical 
• MUH 4016 History of Jazz 
• MUH 4930 Special Topics in Music History (as available) 

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 18

A maximum of nine hours below the 3000 level will count toward this minor.

*Elective course offering will vary by year and semester. New courses may be added.

Minor in Music Theory (Minor)

The Minor in Music Theory is designed to meet the needs of students interested in theory alone. The Theory Placement Exam (http://grove.ufl.edu/~theory/diagnostic/)  is required for appropriate placement into the music theory sequence. This minor does not require an audition, but a background in music is desirable. Participation in one or more School of Music ensembles is recommended, in addition to listed courses.

Students should have minimum of 6 semesters remaining prior to graduation order to complete this minor.  The coursework includes:

MUT 1121 Music Theory 1*
MUT 1122 Music Theory 2*
MUT 2126 Music Theory 3 
MUT 2127 Music Theory 4

  • *Credit requirement for Theory 1 and/or 2 is waived for students who place into Theory 3 or 4, respectively.  

    9 hours of elective at the 3000/4000 level.

    Select from:
    MUT 3321 Arranging for Voices and Instruments MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1
    MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2 
    MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1 
    MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2 

    TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 18-21 (Depending on the results of the Music Theory Placement Exam)

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