BM - College of Arts and Science

Music (Composition)

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with an emphasis in Composition offers unprecedented opportunities for young composers to discover and craft their musical voices. The program is designed for the student who intends to pursue a career as a composer, performer, or college teacher, as well as the student who plans to enter graduate school to pursue further study in one of these areas. Incoming students may be admitted to the composition program after a review of sample compositions and an interview with the composition faculty (normally on one of the Mizzou Music Days). This is in addition to an audition on the major instrument/voice, which is required of all prospective music majors. Current music majors not previously admitted to composition may apply to enter the composition program by contacting the coordinator of the composition area no later than April 1 and arranging an interview to review previous course work and a composition portfolio. In addition, a grade in the B range must have been achieved in all composition and music theory courses.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

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If you are a Prospective Student

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If you are a Current Student

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