The undergraduate and graduate composition degree programs at Baylor University concentrate on the development of the young composer to find his/her style or voice. Composition students at Baylor are trained to be versatile composers and musicians. The curriculum is structured to include a high level of performance on an instrument or multiple instruments, conducting experience, electronic music, improvisation, orchestration, and other composition, theory and history courses.

Baylor's composition degree is cutting edge, but also gives the students a solid foundation that prepares them to be the multi-tasking musicians of the twenty-first century.