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Composition, B.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

 Composition from Nyack College has a strong Biblical, academic, and theoretical foundation. The Bachelor of Music degree represents the highest standards of professional studies, including the history, theory, pedagogy and practice of many genres of music.

Careers

Students graduating with a BM Degree in Composition may have careers as arrangers, composers, conductors, or solo/ensemble artists, depending upon their major instrument. Graduates with the BM in Composition Degree may be able to continue into graduate school.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Literature and Materials of Music (an integrated Music History, Theory Mathematics, Science, and cultural sequence)
  • Jazz/Gospel Harmony
  • Conducting
  • Arranging
  • Songwriting
  • Composition
  • Private lessons in Voice, Guitar, Piano, Recorder, or another instrument
  • Music Technology and Electro-Acoustical Composition
  • Music Ensembles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

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General Requirements

  • Admissions Checklist
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • High School Transcript
  • Submitting SAT/ACT scores
  • Interview 
  • English Proficiency Test: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE), and Duolingo English Test (DET) are accepted.
  • International Student Questionnaire 
  • Copies of Personal Pages of Passport/Visas. 
  • Copies of previous I-20’s (if currently an F-1 Student) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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