Students in this Music Composition program from the Central Michigan University take core courses in music theory, history and research, study applied composition and theoretical compositional practice, and complete a thesis project that involves composing a significant work.
- Composition students have many opportunities to present their original pieces, including concerts throughout the semester as well as state and regional conferences.
- Students have the opportunity to work and do research alongside faculty who have a national and international reputation. Graduate assistantships are offered on a competitive basis.
The composition degree is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
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- Students are required to submit a thesis project or significant composition and an analysis paper of the work for graduation.
- Students also must pass a written comprehensive examination in music history and an oral examination in composition.
- A bachelor's degree or equivalent;
- an in-person interview (or video conference interview if distance prohibits);
- a portfolio of compositions with scores and audio files;
- three letters of recommendation; and
- a writing sample.
International850 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National850 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
In-State637 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 637 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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