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Bachelor of Music in Composition

Department of Composition

Designed for students who wish to become composers and/or pursue academic careers. Applicants should have an extensive background in piano or another instrument and evidence of creative capacity in composition.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Music in Composition requires a minimum of 120 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:

  • Private study in Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation
  • Piano

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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