Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Music-Composition Concentration, BMus
What is the study of Music-Composition Concentration?
Music composition majors learn a variety of skills enabling them to express their musical ideas in an effective manner that allows for performance of their creations. Each student receives private composition instruction along with instruction in basic music theory, music history, conducting, lessons on their major instrument/voice and ensemble performance. While composition instruction will cover all modes, genres and periods, students may elect to concentrate their creativity on one or more specific areas. Instruction will include introduction and advanced courses in the use of computer hardware and software.
The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree is the professional undergraduate degree program in music. It is an expanded program which requires a student to undertake a course of study of a minimum of 192 undergraduate credits.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Do you long for the skills to creatively express your musical ideas? Do you want to learn more about the art of composition and the applications of current technology to the creating of music? If you are seriously considering a career as a composer, or if you just want to "learn how to do it right", the Bachelor of Music degree in Composition is the ideal degree for you.
- Professional Composer from Orchestras, Choirs or Wind Bands
- Music Critic
- Composer of Popular Music