Master of Music in Composition

Composition majors are expected to write works for soloists, for chamber ensembles, and for large wind or orchestral ensembles. The department welcomes diversity of compositional styles and esthetic viewpoints and encourages exploration on the part of its students. The program culminates with a recital of original music written while a student is enrolled at Westminster.

Master of Music in Composition (38 semester hours)

Major Area

21

TH645
Composition Primary (3 terms) 9 (3 per term)
TH655Composition Project 3
TH622

Electroacousitc Music

3
TH623

Seminar in Music Theory

3
TH726

Analysis

3
Core 11
MH731Introduction to Musicology 3
CR509
Symphonic Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
 Theory or Music History elective (1 graduate level course)
3
 Core elective (1 course) *1
3
Electives 6
 

Free electives

6

Notes

  1. The core elective must be a single, 3-credit graduate-level course outside the student’s major area, area of emphasis, and/or area of applied study.
  2. Following authorization from the department, composition majors must present a public recital of original works written while enrolled as a graduate student at Westminster Choir College.

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