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Composition, BM, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
NEC's Composition faculty emphasize a highly diverse and individualized approach to music composition in combination with a thorough curriculum of technical and theoretical studies. Our goal is to give you the technical tools and formal clarity to fully realize your own compositional voice. 
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Overview

You will receive intensive, individual one-hour lessons with your studio instructor every week. The faculty is an active, widely-performed, and internationally-known group of composers who are diverse but complementary in both musical background and compositional style.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Notational Techniques
  • 16th Century Counterpoint
  • Instrumentation and Orchestration
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Liberal Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

Online Application, which will include submission of your prescreening recording (if required for your major or program), essay, artistic resume (including a brief repertoire list), unofficial transcripts, English proficiency documentation (if applicable), contact information for your letters of recommendation, and the application fee of $115.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    46100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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