Piano and sheet music

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with an emphasis in Composition focuses on music theory, methodology, composition of music, and music history. The program requires 123-143 hours, including courses in music theory, music history, studio instruction, and ensembles. It 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. Admission to the composition emphasis area requires an application, examination, and/or samples of work. Incoming freshmen accepted to the University of Missouri may be admitted to the BM composition major after a review of sample compositions and an interview with the composition faculty (normally on one of the Mizzou Music Days). Students already pursuing a music degree may be admitted to the emphasis area, typically toward the end of the sophomore year of study, through an application and examination process.

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: