Create the new classics
Learn to compose tomorrow’s classics in our music composition major.
Get the thrill of hearing your work performed live during your first year. We hold a composers’ concert each semester devoted to student-created work.
Our music department is collaborative yet competitive, pushing you to grow as a musician and composer.
You’ll explore a variety of musical styles, conduct student ensembles and become well-versed in music literature and theory.
We’re one of a few undergraduate-only institutions to offer a music composition degree program. It’s small and selective, giving you plenty of chances to work one-on-one with faculty who are experienced educators and active performers.
Be ready for graduate school
Although music composition is one of our newest degrees, it’s already thriving. In fact, one of our first graduates is studying at the famed Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
You’ll be more than ready to go to graduate school and then onto a career as a composer, arranger or teacher of composition.