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Music Composition, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
The Music Composition major at University of Maryland Baltimore County provides a diverse and highly individualized foundation for students aspiring to build careers in composition with opportunities to create concert music, as well as to collaborate with their fellow students in film, video and gaming.
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Overview

The curriculum in the Music Composition major at University of Maryland Baltimore County focuses on fundamentals of creative compositional thinking and techniques that can be applied to any compositional style or application.

Program Overview

All new works composed by student composers receive workshops and performances by either students or professionals, and all are professionally recorded. Coursework involves a year of composition classes, including an introduction to electronic music and orchestration. This is followed by private lessons in which students compose the program for their senior recital.

Most of UMBC’s full-time faculty specialize in contemporary music performance, and collectively they have premiered thousands of works in their careers. They often mentor or coach performances of student composers’ pieces. The annual Livewire Festival of Contemporary Music is always a highlight of the year and features both professional and student compositions.

Composition students work collaboratively to produce concerts of their works at UMBC each semester and learn practical entrepreneurial skills to promote their careers. Master classes with guest composers frequently augment the curriculum and give students a broad perspective on the rich and varied musical culture of the twenty-first century.

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 include:

  • Conducting
  • General Music Methods
  • String Methods
  • Arts in Educatione.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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