Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.

Requirements for:

Bachelor of Music in Theory-Composition



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BM Theory Composition (worksheet)
Admission to the music major

principal-instrument/voice audition repertoire
• music knowledge and keyboard skills screenings

Additional Entrance Requirements

apply during first or second year of study at St. Olaf, and after completion of one composition course
• composition portfolio, interview with composition faculty

Program Continuance

• generally during third semester in the program
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the BM Theory-Composition program

General Education Comprehensive graduation requirements for all BM degrees
Core Music Courses

112, 114, 212, 214
237, 241, 242, 251
• one of: 341, 342, 343, 345

Additional Music Courses

166, 167, 168, 169, 221, 222, 223, 225
313, 314, 324, 325 (or a second semester of 324)
• MUFPF 326 (two semesters)
252, 253

Additional Non-Music Courses Physics 252
Performance Studies At least 6 semesters (0.25 each); 4 in the same instrument/voice
Keyboard Proficiency Level IV
Performance (principal instrument/voice)

• 2 solo performances on official student recitals; one must be in junior or senior year.
• original works in recital: one full recital or several performances comprising a comparable body of work
• consult and plan with composition faculty no later than fall semester, senior year
• in semester of or semester before original works performance(s), students must be enrolled in 324, 325 or MUSPF 326.

Official Ensemble Participation Every semester once admitted to BM Theory-Composition
Concert Attendance (see music handbook) Documented attendance at 60 concerts