Composition Major

Composition — 4 courses

  • 208 or 209 (Acoustic Composition or Electronic Composition
  • two semesters at one-half course credit each), 401 (Junior I.S.), 451-452 (Senior I.S.)

Music Theory — 9 courses

  • 101 (Theory I)
  • 102 (Theory II)
  • 201 (Theory III)
  • 202 (Theory IV)
  • 301 (Theory V)
  • 302 (Form and Analysis)
  • 303 (Conducting)
  • 304 (Counterpoint)
  • 305 (Orchestration)

Music History — 5 courses

  • MUSC 21200, 21300, and 31100
  • One period course in Music History and Literature (typically 19900 or another 31100)
  • One additional course in Music History and Literature (19900, 21400 - 21900, another 31100)

Applied Music — 2 courses

Four semesters at one-half course credit each on the same instrument.

Group Music — 1.250 courses

Ten semesters (one-eighth course credit per semester per group) of participation in the following:

  • 150-157 (Small Ensemble)
  • 160 (Wooster Singers)
  • 161 (Wooster Chorus)
  • 162 (Wooster Symphony Orchestra)
  • 163 (Scot Band)
  • 164 (Wooster Jazz Ensemble)
  • 165 (Gospel Choir)
  • with at least two semesters of participation in Wooster Singers or Wooster Chorus and at least four semesters of participation in the major instrument or voice in the most appropriate of the following major ensembles: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, or Wooster Singers.

Music Technology — .500 course

280 (Introduction to Music Technology)

Music Electives — 2.250 courses

To be chosen by the student and the adviser; may include additional I.S. Keyboard skills must be sufficient to satisfy the Piano Proficiency requirement.