Music Composition - B.Mus.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in composition prepares the student to begin professional work or to pursue graduate study. The program requires three years of applied study on a major instrument and three years of intensive study in composition. It also provides a strong foundation in theory and music literature, and applied study on a secondary instrument. Recitals on the student’s major instrument and in composition are required.

Accreditation: 

National Association of Schools of Music

Interesting Facts: 
Students must interview with the composition faculty at the end of the first year of music study.
Full acceptance to the program requires a jury before the composition faculty in which works written as part of the second year composition class are presented for consideration.

Academics

What you will learn: 

The program is structured to provide a strong emphasis in music composition, applied music, theory, and music literature.

Beyond the Classroom

General Research Information: 

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Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$60,000
Low Salary: 
$40,000
Employers: 
  • Athens Christian School
  • Bibb County Schools
  • Calquitt County Schools
  • Entertainment Companies
  • Festival Organizations
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Gwinnett County Schools
  • Jones County Broad of Education
  • Madison County Schools
  • Orchestras and Bands
  • Rental Property Sites
  • Media Firms
  • Osborne Middle School
  • Rock & Roll Industry
  • Music and Film Studios
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • The Atlanta Opera
  • Music and Video Stores
  • Piano Tuning Companies
  • The University of Georgia
  • Music Industry Associations
  • Production Companies
  • University of South Dakota
  • Music Therapy Centers
  • Public Relations
  • Washington County Schools
  • Newton County School System
  • Publishing Firms
  • Young Life Organization
     
Possible Job Titles: 

The degree is designed to prepare the student to begin professional work or to pursue graduate study. Professional career opportunities for composers include writing new music for publication, providing original music for such fields as radio broadcast, film, television, and advertising, and arranging music for various collegiate or professional performing groups (e.g. marching bands, dance bands, and other professional organizations). Graduate study provides advanced training for the fields mentioned above and provides a credential for obtaining a teaching position in higher education.

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