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Masters Programs in Composition in USA 2021/2022

Artistic individuals and those who are involved in music may have an interest in studying composition. In this field, students learn how to write, compose, and create their own original pieces of music as well as develop their creative talents in other musical ventures.Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state,… Read more

Artistic individuals and those who are involved in music may have an interest in studying composition. In this field, students learn how to write, compose, and create their own original pieces of music as well as develop their creative talents in other musical ventures.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

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James Madison University
Harrisonburg, USA

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an op ... +

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance, and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized compos ... +

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized composers. Specialize in traditional composition, electronic composition, or composing for film or music theatre. You will be actively involved in the performance of your work, collaborating with composers, musicians, and other artists, at NYU and throughout New York City. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
English
Oct 2022
07 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Kent State University - College of the Arts
Kent, USA

The Master of Arts - Music Composition is designed to advance the music composition creative skills of advanced students and to prepare them for admission to doctoral study. T ... +

The Master of Arts - Music Composition is designed to advance the music composition creative skills of advanced students and to prepare them for admission to doctoral study. The program emphasizes mastery of composition of large-scale works for media including orchestra, choir, band and/or chamber music ensembles. Based on a solid undergraduate music degree, the master’s degree further develops abilities in music theory including analytical, aural, written, keyboard, and pedagogical skills. The program further develops breadth and depth in the area of Western music history and literature. Students are required to write a thesis composition. -
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Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts
Fort Worth, USA

Rhythm and meter, melody and harmony, tones of shadow and light. TCU’s music theory and composition students explore these underlying principles of music. You’ll learn from fi ... +

Rhythm and meter, melody and harmony, tones of shadow and light. TCU’s music theory and composition students explore these underlying principles of music. You’ll learn from five full-time faculty composers and theorists, as well as several other accomplished composers, in a highly selective program offering individual instruction and mentoring. -
Master
English
Campus
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music
Madison, USA

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison Mead Witter School of Music composition area offers multi-faceted and comprehensive degrees in composition, with the opportunity to st ... +

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison Mead Witter School of Music composition area offers multi-faceted and comprehensive degrees in composition, with the opportunity to study with leading composers in the field. With multiple seminars in composition, including those offered on film music, text setting, and ensemble writing, and intensive orchestration courses, highlighted by the end of semester orchestral readings, there are many important and useful course offerings for composers. -
Master
English
Campus
 
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, USA

Our program—the first of its kind—lets you find your own creative voice, pursue your professional interests, build a body of work, and join a global community of musicians and ... +

Our program—the first of its kind—lets you find your own creative voice, pursue your professional interests, build a body of work, and join a global community of musicians and composers. -
Master
English
 
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, USA

Students will develop their musical voice as creative artists, and consistently produce works. Students will develop mastery of analytical and technical skills in a variety of ... +

Students will develop their musical voice as creative artists, and consistently produce works. Students will develop mastery of analytical and technical skills in a variety of media and genres. Students will develop their skills as collaborators with performers and generative artists and promote their work. Students will refine their ability to speak and write about their music and the music of their time, and build audiences through mentoring, teaching and advocating new music. -
Master