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Overview

The Composition Studio is a vibrant and highly active member of the University of Delaware Department of Music. Composition students at the University of Delaware remain active as performers and are able to participate in all of the department’s ensembles and productions. Diversity in compositional style and philosophy is encouraged, as is interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation. Close association with the theory and musicology areas, in addition to the performance area, provides for a well-rounded academic education where students can enhance and support their creative work with specialized research and performance.

Student Opportunities

​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.

Composition at UD

Please visit Composition at UD to learn about the students, graduates, faculty and ensembles associated with the UD Composition Studio.

 

 

Faculty

Click below to visit the Composition Area faculty pages.  

Jennifer Barker