In addition to submitting music composition scores and interview with Composition faculty, undergraduate students must also audition on their primary instrument.
must provide three scores which demonstrate composition experience for a
variety of vocal and/or instrumental solos, chamber ensembles or large
ensembles. A program note on each piece should be included. This
composition interview is an opportunity for each applicant to demonstrate proficient musical understanding and ability; applicants will discuss their composition portfolio with a Composition faculty member.
- Acceptable styles for compositions include:
- Classical (concert, film, and electronic/electroacoustic)
- Jazz (fully realized scores, no chord charts)
- Musical Theatre
- Compositions in popular/commercial styles are not acceptable.