Music Composition

The Composition major in the Bachelor of Music degree trains students to be composers and versatile musicians. The curriculum includes a high level of performance in an applied area or areas. The program contains instruction in conducting, electronic music and improvisation.  It also contains instruction in orchestration, theory and history courses.  Areas of study include:

  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Analysis
  • Applied Music
  • Musicology

All students desiring to pursue a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree must audition.  Music faculty review auditions for acceptance into each music degree program.

The Composition program has a rigorous and broad curriculum. Graduates are well equipped to compose, perform, and teach. Many graduates also continue their education through graduate school.

All majors in the School of Music require ensemble participation. Visit the Ensembles page for more information on the variety of ensemble opportunities available. Every year, the School of Music presents over 300 concerts and recitals.

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