Music - Composition
The degree Master of Music is offered by the School of Music with options in music education, performance, composition, theory, music history and literature, and accompanying. The student should consult with the coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music for additional information regarding the individualized nature of each option.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Sample of scholarly writing
- Submission of composition portfolio to area coordinator
- Interview with area coordinator
- Pass theory diagnostic exam
Applications to the master's degree program in Music-Composition are accepted on a rolling basis.
After completion of all course work, the student must pass an examination covering the graduate program. This examination is individualized for each candidate’s unique program.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Financial Aid Information
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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