Master of Music in Composition


The Master of Music in Composition is designed to prepare students for professional work as a composer or arranger, or for further study at the doctoral level.

Program Highlights

  • Two years of private lessons in composition.
  • Program culminates in a thesis in the form of a large-scale composition, along with a public recital featuring several original works.
  • Students take several additional semesters of academic musical courses, including music history seminars as well as Schenkerian analysis, post-tonal theory, and theory pedagogy,

Additional Application Materials

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Composition students are required to send a composition portfolio. Detailed instructions for the additional materials are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the composition faculty.

Composition Faculty

Dr. Bruce Reiprich