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Composition Prescreening

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Students interested in the Bachelor of Music in Composition must be invited, after evaluation of prescreening submitted materials, to interview for the Composition program and audition on a primary instrument.​​​​​​

  • Overview of the Composition program

Composition Prescreening Requirements - Materials due by January 1

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

Scores may be sent either via email​ to Dr. Jennifer Barker or via "snail mail" (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.) to:

Ms. Ellie Wydra
100 Orchard Road
Newark, DE 19716

Audio/midi files can be provided on a CD-R, DVD-R, or sent via email​. Scores sent by email should be PDFs or Sibelius 6 files.

Materials sent to the Department of Music will not be returned.​​

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