Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students will refine their musical voice as creative artists, and their skills as collaborators with performers and generative artists.
  • Students will demonstrate their mastery of technical skills in music composition, analysis, and of style, genre and media.
  • Students will demonstrate active participation in the global community of composition with performances, commissions, presentations and prizes illustrated by submission to "calls for scores".
  • Students will master their ability to speak and write about their music and the music of their time.

Required Courses

Conservatory 5500-5600Music Theory (three courses)9
Conservatory 5500-5600Music History (three courses) 19
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Take the following course 3 times:9
Advanced Composition
CONSVTY 5533Advanced Composition3
or CONSVTY 5534 Advanced Electronic Music Composition
CONSVTY 5699Dissertation Research 26
Area of Concentration 311
Electives 3
Total Credits53
1

All doctoral students are required to complete three graduate music history courses. One must be a period course (CONSVTY 5555 - CONSVTY 5559B), one must be a seminar course, and the remaining course may be either. Any substitutions must be approved by the music history faculty.

2

An extended work in a format approved by the composition faculty. Two copies of the full score must be placed in the Conservatory Library.

3

The area of concentration is developed by the student with guidance and approval of the supervisory committee as part of the planned program. Examples include Applied Music/Ensemble Performance, Music Scholarship, Conducting (Choral and/or Instrumental), Music Technology and interdisciplinary courses.