Bachelor of Music in Composition: Major in Theory and Composition

Bachelor of Music in Composition with a major in Theory and Composition is for the undergraduate who years to discover techniques for composing for orchestra, voice, chamber ensembles, and experimental instruments. Students study composition every term. Students study in depth their primary instrument and learn techniques of conducting, orchestrating, and music technology. Students also learn theory and music history within an experiential music curriculum.

The Bachelor of Music in Composition is designed to:

  1. Provide students with a learning environment conducive to the pursuit, fostering, development, and exchange of ideas and information, particularly as it pertains to music composition and performance.
  2. To provide student access to varied composition communities.
  3. To continue to build upon the Frost School of Music's reputation as an innovative, forward-thinking, and first-rate center for advanced study.
  4. To maintain the highest educational, professional, and ethical standards.

Goals of the program are:

  1. To provide students with training to be fluent in basic compositional skills.
  2. To help students understand various directions that are available to composers in the 21st century.
  3. To help students perform and realize their music.

The curriculum in Composition is designed for those students intending to pursue a career as a composer and/or to pursue graduate degrees in Composition. Prospective students are expected to furnish evidence of compositional ability.

For Undergraduate portofolio requirements, pelase visit Frost Admission's Undergraduate Composition Portfolio.

To learn more about the curriculum, please visit the Academic Bulletin.