The Concentration in Music Composition is offered for students who are interested in the entire, comprehensive creative process of music.
The emphasis in this program is on composing music in the traditional forms, as well as developing an individual style of composition. This program is designed to prepare students for advanced studies in composition at the graduate level.
All music majors and minors study and must pass basic piano proficiency. Those with piano experience have a definite advantage, though several beginning and intermediate piano classes are available to help those with little or no piano background.
Music students perform in student recitals each semester. Applied professors help select those pieces appropriate for performance, and coach the student. Music composition students have multiple opportunities to have their original works performed on campus, and complete a portfolio of their compositions during their senior year.