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Bachelor of Music -Music Composition

The Bachelor of Music in Music Composition is a professional degree preparing qualified students for work in the music industry and/or graduate study. The program provides three years of applied lessons in a primary instrument and three years of intensive study in composition, during which students participate in weekly seminars that focus on analysis and the evaluation of undergraduate compositions. The program includes a strong foundation in music theory and music history. Performance of contemporary music is emphasized. The four years of study culminates with a composition recital that presents a multi-movement or large-form composition for an ensemble. Composition majors are also required to perform recitals in their applied area (vocal or instrumental).

Applicants are required to audition for admission into this program.

Official Declaration of Major

There are two tracks for the composition program:

Red Track
The Red Track of the composition program allows interested and eligible undergraduate students to begin the composition major in their second year. Students must interview with the music composition faculty at the end of the first year of music study with a portfolio of compositions or arrangements (notated music in PDF format or audio files are acceptable) and maintain a grade of B or better in all core music theory and aural skill courses to be admitted to and remain in the composition program. Full acceptance to the program requires a jury before the composition faculty at the end of the second year in which works written as part of the Introduction to Composition class are presented for consideration.

Black Track
The Black Track of the composition program allows interested and eligible undergraduate students to begin the composition major in their first year. Students must upload examples of compositions/arrangements (notated music in PDF format or audio files are acceptable) to your music application to be considered. Full acceptance to the program requires a jury before the composition faculty at the end of the first year in which works written as part of the Introduction to Composition class are presented for consideration.

Additional Student Resources

 

Click here to go to the Dancz Center of New Music, Music Composition at UGA website

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