The Master's degree in Composition is a good program for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in composition and would like to build their portfolio, or for students who are interested in pursuing teaching as a career.
Entering masters students typically majored in composition as an undergraduate student and have several works for different types of ensembles or media in their portfolio. If you are interested in learning more about our graduate program in composition, please contact the .
- See the audition and application requirements for graduate students.
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 for the last 60 hours at the undergrad level
- Submission of placement credential file or three professional letters of recommendation
- Present a live performance audition (taped auditions may be submitted for provisional admission)
- A placement examination in theory and music history/literature must be taken before the first semester of enrollment
The current Plan of Study for the Master of Music in Composition is available for download.