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Composition Requirements

In addition to submitting music composition scores and interview with Composition faculty, undergraduate students must also audition on their primary instrument. 

Students 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.

How to Submit - Materials due by January 15

Scores and audio/midi files should be attached within the music supplement of the application.

To inquire about alternative submission methods, contact

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  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578