Composing tomorrow’s classics today
Do you dream of writing musical scores for blockbuster movies, Broadway plays or the latest hit songs? Somebody does it, so why not you? Join Susquehanna University’s already thriving new music composition program and get right to work mastering marketable skills that will launch your exciting musical career.
Once you are moved in and established on campus, you’ll receive individual mentoring to help you grow as a musician and a composer. Savor the thrill of hearing your work performed live your first year in one of the student composers concerts we host every semester. Collaborate and compete with your classmates in this small, selective program that pushes you to innovate and take creative risks. Develop marketable, hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art computer music studios. Experiment with various musical styles, conduct ensembles and deepen your understanding of music literature and theory. Work closely with talented educators who’ve made their mark as professional musical talents and are committed to helping you cultivate a unique sound the world will welcome.
A music composition diploma from Susquehanna means you’re prepared to compete for admission to the nation’s top graduate programs, such as the famed Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. From your very first day, you’ll be well on your way to a satisfying career as an arranger, teacher of music composition, or composer of the new classics.
- of students receive private composition lessons each semester
- of students receive lessons in their primary instrument or voice each semester and perform in top ensembles
- of composition majors have their work performed each semester
- of students are admitted to graduate schools of their choice