Music Composition Program Suggestions

Suggested first and second year community college program of study for transfer into a music major or minor program (Bachelor of Music), BM Music, Music Comprehensive, Composition Emphasis at the University of Nebraska Kearney Department of Music.

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester    

Hours

 Sight-Singing /
   Ear Training I

1

   Sight-Singing /
   Ear Training II

1

Music Theory I

3

Music Theory II

3

Piano Techniques I

1

Piano Techniques II

1

Applied Composition

1

Applied Composition

1

Private Instruction /
Voice, Principal

1

Private Instruction /
Voice, Principal

1

Brass Techniques

1

Percussion Techniques

1

New Music Ensemble

1

Ensemble

1

Ensemble

1

New Music Ensemble

1

*General Studies Requirements

6

    *General Studies Requirements

6

TOTAL HOURS

16

TOTAL HOURS

16

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

Sight-Singing /
Ear Training III

Sight-Singing /
Ear Training IV

 1

 Music Theory III

 Music Theory IV

 3

Piano Techniques III

1

Piano Techniques IV

1

Applied Composition

2

Applied Composition

2

Private Instruction / 
Voice, Principal

1

Private Instruction / 
Voice, Principal

1

Voice Technique

1

String Techniques

1

Ensemble

1

Ensemble

1

*General Studies Requirements

6

*General Studies Requirements

3-6

TOTAL HOURS

16

TOTAL HOURS

14-17

*Choose from courses in the humanities, English composition, speech communication, history, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, foreign language and fine arts.

If the above program of study is not available at the student's community college, we encourage students who anticipate transferring to the University of Nebraska Kearney for the degree program to enroll in any courses possible in music theory, ear training, applied music lessons, (major and minor areas), piano techniques, instrumental techniques and voice techniques.

All students planning to major or minor in music must complete admission requirements as determined by the Department of Music and Performing Arts.  Application for admissions including audition must be submitted prior to enrollment.  Music majors and minors must choose an area of applied music and meet the proficiency standards for the Department for admission and graduation.  All new students will audition to determine their performance level.  All incoming students, including transfer students, will also take placement tests in the areas of theory, ear-training, sight singing, piano skills and performance.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Timothy Farrell
Department of Music and Performing Arts
University of Nebraska Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska  68849
Telephone: (308) 865-8618
http://www.unk.edu/acad/music/