The Music Composition program at the State University of New York Fredonia offers instruction without a stylistic agenda; each apprentice composer follows his/her own stylistic direction while developing professionally competitive musical insights and skills.
The Fredonia Difference
Fredonia’s unique approach of integration across campus gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other artists.You can work with choreographers, filmmakers, directors, and poets to gain a deeper understanding of the craft. The program allows you to study composition in a standard program, or elect performance or electronic music composition as an enhanced concentration.
Ethos New Music Society brings such distinguished artists as Roomful of Teeth, Morton Subotnick, and Jennifer Higdon to campus to work with students, read through and perform their original compositions. Composition majors receive private composition lessons, composition seminars and master classes, and courses in electronic music, orchestration, and counterpoint. Elective courses in acoustics, aesthetics, arranging, and improvisation are also available.
The culmination of the Composition major's college study is the completion of a composition recital in the senior year. Other opportunities for public performances of student compositions are afforded by ETHOS, a student-administered organization that offers four concerts per season. Graduates from Fredonia's BM-Composition program are employed in many facets of commercial music media, and many have been awarded assistantships and fellowships to study at major graduate schools.
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