48 months
41650 USD/year
41650 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Music in Composition from Azusa Pacific University prepares students for work as a professional composer or graduate study. Courses in music theory, musicianship, music technology, counterpoint form, arranging, orchestration, applied composition, music history, literature, and conducting give the student a thorough preparation in comprehensive musicianship. 


Composition majors at Azusa Pacific University also participate in musical ensembles and attend and perform their compositions in recitals, providing extensive, diverse musical experiences. Students graduate with the musical and practical preparation they need to start a musical career.

Admission to the music composition major is by audition and submission of previous compositions. Students with minimal compositional experience may be admitted at the discretion of the composition faculty, provided they show promise and strong general musicianship in other ways.

Career Options

  • Orchestra Performer
  • Band Performer
  • Opera Singer
  • Solo/Freelance Musician
  • Studio Musician
  • Pedagogue/Private Music Teacher
  • Musical Theater Performer
  • Director/Conductor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Conducting
  • Applied Composition Class
  • Music Technology
  • Form and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • $45 application fee
    • Application, Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy, and Personal Statement
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Preadmission Tests (optional)
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Copy of passport
    • A bank statement or other official forms of documentation of financial support must accompany the financial statement and Undergraduate Affidavit of Financial Support form

Tuition Fee

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    41650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 41650 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    41650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41650 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pacific

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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