The purpose of this concentration is to prepare students as professional composers, doctoral students in composition, and teachers of composition. Successful applicants have a portfolio of compositions representing a variety of media and techniques. Portfolio/recording review required.
Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in music, with evidence of strong training in composition. The applicant must submit to the School of Music at least five original compositions. These compositions should exemplify a variety of media and techniques. A cassette tape or CD recording should accompany the scores.