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Music Composition, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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All students within the division study music theory and history, develop skills in a primary and secondary musical area, have multiple solo and ensemble performance experiences and are guided by faculty members who are professional, compassionate and committed to the call of Christ. The Music Composition program of Oklahoma Baptist University offers individual instruction, opportunities for creative expression and collaboration with others as part of a comprehensive music degree program.

What makes an OBU Music Composition degree special?

The Bachelor of Music in Composition is primarily focused on preparation of students for graduate programs in composition or other music-related fields.  However, graduates have used the degree as a springboard for many different career choices. Students pursuing a degree in composition take composition classes, private composition lessons and courses in counterpoint, orchestration, style analysis, contemporary analysis and introduction to synthesis (electronic music).  Emphasis is placed on writing music for various configurations and in different styles with unique opportunities for one-on-one study with professors and the performances of students’ original works. 

What are OBU grads doing with their Music Composition degrees?

Recent graduates are attending graduate school in music composition, attending seminary, teaching in higher education, working with professional orchestras, composing music for films and videos, teaching music in public schools, working in churches and studying or working abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Composition and Instrumentation  
  • Music Synthesis  
  • Music History Seminar
  • Audio Production
  • Woodwind Pedagogy and Techniques
  • Brass Pedagogy and Techniques

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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