Composition

Summary

With small classes, individualized instruction, and numerous opportunities for interacting with renowned composers and presenting personal compositions, students will develop an informed, unique musical voice.

Curriculum Requirements

A BMUS in Composition is a four-year, 128 credit hour emphasis consisting of degree requirements (private lessons, music theory, keyboard, conducting, music history, large ensemble, composition, technology and additional music courses) and the U of U General Education Requirements and Bachelor's Degree Requirements. A senior project is required.

The MM is a two-year, 32 or 35 credit hour program consisting of individual instruction in composition, bibliography, music history and literature and advanced music theory. A master’s composition final project is required.

The PhD is a three-year, 62-64 credit hour program consisting of individual instruction in composition, music history and literature and advanced music theory. A doctoral thesis, composition and foreign language proficiency are required.

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