The Music Composition major builds on a strong foundation of music theory and gives extensive training in the creation of music in a wide variety of classical styles. This classical major is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study in composition with the ultimate aim of university teaching and/or professional classical composition. *Each candidate must perform a vocal OR instrumental audition, as well as submit the below materials:
- Two (2) scores and sound files of compositions or arrangements (do not have to be
professionally recorded) which show current compositional activity.
- Compositions or arrangements should be for contrasting media and of contrasting
- A repertory list of all student compositions with approximate dates completed
should be submitted.
To see a full course listing, click here (pdf).
Graduate study in Composition
Sample Course Offerings
Form & Analysis
Computer Assisted Music Notation
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Additional Audition Information for Composition Majors