Music Composition, M.A. | University of New Hampshire | Durham, United States
12 months
27810 USD/year
27810 USD/year
14170 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Music Composition from University of New Hampshire offers both a broad knowledge of music and the opportunity for in-depth study of music composition. 


This Music Composition program from University of New Hampshire encourages mastery of technique and theory, culminating in a final project in an area of interest such as a composition, a composition recital, a lecture recital or a research paper. The composition faculty’s interests span all styles, periods and approaches, and the program is responsive to the individual ambitions of its students to prepare them for their professional careers.

Why choose this program?

Take advantage of all of the resources of the Music Department, including a wealth of faculty expertise, lectures and performances by acclaimed musicians, conductors, composers and researchers. You can take part in a rich musical life at UNH, including chamber music, choirs, orchestras, bands and jazz bands. Within driving distance of Boston and Portland, UNH is ideally situated to allow you to take advantage of the offerings of the many vibrant musical communities in the area.

Career Areas 

  • Academia
  • Cinema/theatre
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Education
  • Music theory
  • Performance
  • Radio/television
  • Research
  • Writing

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • Theory Seminar
  • Musicology Seminar
  • Music of the Renaissance
  • Music of the Romantic Period

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 required
  • Personal Statement/Essay Questions
  • Entrance Exam: An exam in music theory and music history is required. The exam will be sent to you upon completion of your on-line application with the graduate school. You are required to arrange for an instructor at your current institution or similarly qualified person to proctor the exam for you. Please contact the Department of Music graduate coordinator for details. 
  • Writing Sample: A sample of academic writing, preferably on a musical subject, should be submitted to the Department of Music graduate coordinator, either electronically (pdf file via email) or in hard copy. This might be a paper that has been submitted for a course. 
  • Composition: Applicants should submit a portfolio of compositions, and arrange for an interview with Professor Andrew Boysen or Professor Michael Annicchiarico.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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