Music Composition Undergraduate Program

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At the core of Oregon’s composition program is a thriving artistic community of forty to forty-five undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral composers. Our comprehensive approach integrates compositional studies with theory, history, ethnomusicology, intermedia technology, contemporary performance practice, multimedia collaboration, and an intensive career development seminar. Our diverse yet focused curriculum prepares each student for a future as a professional composer. 


6
terms of Performance Studies
9
terms of large ensembles
1
senior recital

Undergraduates pursuing a BMus in music composition will take courses which focus in the following areas:

Music Theory  
Aural and Keyboard Skills
Music History & Culture 
Analysis
Composition
Conducting 
Orchestration
Counterpoint 
Music Engraving 
Electronic or Computer Music 
Ethnomusicology
Music Engraving
 

Sample Schedule

Sample schedules give undergraduates a look at study plans for the year specific to their degree path. 


Student Support

Have questions on your degree requirements? Need information on undergraduate scholarships and awards? Check out these resources to get the support you need.