You are fascinated with the process of creating a new piece of music. Your desire to learn the intricacies of how to structure a musical piece, and be involved step by step until completion, means a career in composition might be just right for you.
The primary focus of the major in Music Composition in the School of Music and Fine Arts is the study and incorporation of compositional techniques found in art music of the western classical tradition, from earliest times through the present day.
As a Music Composition major, you will receive instruction in the writing of solo and ensemble music for a variety of vocal, instrumental and electronic media through private instruction and group seminars. You will also be encouraged to explore music outside of the western classical tradition.
Just a few areas in which you may use your degree:
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Nine distinctive schools are part of PBA. Classes related to this major will be focused here.
PBA is rightly proud of our talented faculty. Here’s who you’ll be learning from in this major.
You’ve chosen your program of study, now it’s time to get familiar with your classes.