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Find Your Voice.

The B.M. in Music Composition allows you to explore your creative potential while providing a solid foundation for a variety of careers in music.

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  • 120 credit hours
  • Choose from three concentrations
  • Individualized instruction
  • Opportunities to compose for and perform in our ensembles
  • Careers in creative fields
  • Pathway to graduate school for teaching in higher education
  • NASM accredited

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a program designed for you
We train our students to harness their creativity with a background in music theory and history, specialized coursework in composition, and an opportunity to not only to perform in but also compose for our many active ensembles. They exit our program with the diverse skills needed to begin future-forward careers in composing or pursue graduate work to teach in high education.

Choose Your Path

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Choose Your Path

We offer three concentrations designed to give you the optimal experience in our program and receive individualized instruction the area of your choice:

  1. Keyboard and Guitar
  2. Voice
  3. Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Find Your Dream Job

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Find Your Dream Job

Our concentrations prepare you for a variety of exciting fields—including symphony orchestra, film and television, record and publishing, music studios, gaming, and theatre—in careers such as:

  • Composer and orchestrator
  • Arranger, editor, and producer
  • Copyist and transcriber
  • Conductor and director
  • Pathway to graduate school and teaching in higher education

Learn by Experience

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Learn by Experience

As a composition major, part of your coursework is playing in many of our active groups, from wind and jazz ensembles to chamber music and opera workshop, where you will learn alongside your peers with instruction from experienced faculty and guest performers, as well as have the opportunity to compose. Our ensembles perform a range of music, from traditional to contemporary, and regularly debut new pieces by current composers.

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Location: Gunn Hall A-Wing

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