Music Composition — MMus, PhD, DMA

Music Composition: MMus

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Music Composition


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Music (MMus)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

School of Music and Dance



ADMISSIONS INFORMATION


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 10


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

2.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

At the core of the School of Music and Dance’s composition program is a thriving artistic community of approximately 45 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral composers.

The program’s comprehensive approach integrates compositional studies with theory, history, ethnomusicology, intermedia technology, contemporary performance practice, multimedia collaboration, and an intensive career development seminar.

A diverse yet focused curriculum prepares each student for a future as a professional composer.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Audio or video recordings of composition
  • Evidence of live performance of your works
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • List of compositions and performances of compositions
  • Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Score of original works for large and small ensembles
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Optional

  • An interview with a member of the composition faculty can be arranged at the request of the applicant

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department


Music Composition: PhD, DMA

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Music Composition


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

School of Music and Dance



ADMISSIONS INFORMATION


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 10


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

4.2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

At the core of the School of Music and Dance’s composition program is a thriving artistic community of approximately 45 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral composers.

The program’s comprehensive approach integrates compositional studies with theory, history, ethnomusicology, intermedia technology, contemporary performance practice, multimedia collaboration, and an intensive career development seminar.

A diverse yet focused curriculum prepares each student for a future as a professional composer.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Audio or video recordings of composition
  • Evidence of live performance of your works
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • List of compositions and performances of compositions
  • Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Scores of original works for large and small ensembles
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Optional

  • An interview with a member of the composition faculty can be arranged at the request of the applicant

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department