A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Master of Music in Composition

Audition Requirements

Student admitted to the Master of Music in Composition program are required to hold the B.Mus. degree in composition or its equivalent, or to demonstrate equivalent experience and knowledge in writing original music for both instrumental and vocal/choral genres.  A portfolio of compositions will be submitted as part of the application process.  

Portfolio Deadline:  January 21

Prior to the audition/interview, two or three representative written scores of original compositions must be submitted, with a strong preference (but not requirement) that they be accompanied by recordings of the pieces submitted (recordings only are not acceptable).  At least one of the submitted scores should be written for voice(s) and at least one for instrument(s).  The "audition" will involve an interview with the composition faculty and with the Graduate Studies Committee.

The candidate should also prepare two to three pieces from the repertoire of the major instrument or voice representing his or her current level of ability.  If the major instrument is not piano or organ, one or two selections demonstrating the candidate’s level of keyboard skill are also required.