But that's only the beginning. A well-known-and-respected resident faculty and world-class guest composers add to the lure. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that many members of our faculty are nationally and internationally known composers and arrangers. Google Dina Lentsner, Mark Lochstampfor, Rocky J. Reuter, Russ Nagy, Kit "Red" Nienkirchen, Stan Smith or Tony Zilincik. See what we mean?
Add to that the ability to study both traditional and jazz/contemporary techniques within the context of one program, and you have the perfect orchestration for student success.
Balanced and Diverse
At Capital, we seek out diversity in all we do. Music is no exception. In the Composition program of Capital University, we value all styles of music, from classical and contemporary to popular, jazz, rock and electronic. You'll be encouraged to become fluent in them all to strengthen your own creativity. Extensive training begins on day one of your first year and includes everything from theory and history to orchestration, arranging, audio production and more. And, you will have complete access to the Conservatory's state-of-the-art recording and MIDI-based electronic music studios.
Best of all, your work will be performed. For a composer, hearing a musician perform your music for the first time — when until then you’ve only heard it in your mind — it’s like completing a thought or punctuating a sentence. With weekly student recitals, composition master classes, student performance recitals, and ensemble rehearsals and concerts, there are almost limitless opportunities to hear your music performed.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- One-Hour Performance Lesson
- 20th Century Music Literature: Selected Topics
- American Pop Music/Jazz Theory
- Jazz Composition
- Service Playing and Improvisation
- Audio for Media
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMusic View 2108 other Masters in Music in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit online application.
- Submit all academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas (including secondary and post-secondary).
- Submit Admission Test Scores: Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 61 iBT or an IELTS score of 6. To be considered for a higher scholarship award, ACT or SAT is recommended.
- Submit a copy of your passport identification page
International37978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37978 USD per year during 36 months.
National37978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37978 USD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Columbus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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