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Songwriting Emphasis

Songwriting Emphasis


The Commercial Music Major with songwriting emphasis gives students an opportunity to explore and learn the craft of songwriting. The emphasis includes courses in commercial songwriting, lyric writing, and music technology. Songwriting students become top-notch songwriters in a variety of genres, including pop, rock, country, folk and R&B.

To view the course listing, click here for instrumental (pdf) or click here for vocal (pdf).

Each candidate must perform a vocal OR instrumental audition, as well as submit the below materials:

Two (2) songs in contrasting styles / tempos.

  • NOTE: For BOTH songs include:
    • Score or lead sheet
    • Lyric sheet (if lyrics not included on lead sheet)
    • Sound file

Interested in learning more about the School of Music's audition process? Click here.