Student composers can pursue the Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, the Master of Music in Composition, or the Minor in Composition. Opportunities for students to hear their compositions performed are many and varied, as are the opportunities to participate in master classes, workshops, reading/recording sessions, new music concerts and new music ensembles. Students also interact with a wide variety of guest composers, performers and ensembles during their residencies on the UD campus.
Composition students become members of the UD Society of Composers, Inc. Student Chapter. They also become active members of Still Breathing: The University of Delaware Contemporary Music Ensemble; an ensemble dedicated to performing the works of living composers. New Music Delaware, a university faculty ensemble and event organization with a highly successful forty-year history, is also dedicated to performing and promoting the works of living composers.
Please view the ‘Composition at UD’ podcast for an overview of the composition studio.
Click below to visit the Composition Area faculty pages.