Prepare to help students explore their original ideas in a rigorous and creative environment committed to musical excellence. Advance your professional composition skills through one-to-one instruction.
Receive faculty-level training in composition and related areas, and study in the corollary areas of theory and history. Work with digital technology to create and produce music. Attend master classes, lectures and performances of your compositions. A comprehensive exam, dissertation composition project and research document are required.
Since 1969, the School of Music has consistently retained the distinctive National Association of Schools of Music accreditation.
Foster your creative learning, skill development and personal exploration through Spark: Music Leadership at Carolina.
Study historical and contemporary practices, music theory, history, criticism and creative approaches.
Receive regular opportunities to hear your works performed in concerts.
What You’ll Study
Compose music by studying, listening to existing music and hearing the music you have created. Work with digital technology to create and produce music. Discuss topics related to creativity, composing and musical analysis. Participate in ensembles and collaborate with other students and visiting artists. Demonstrate faculty-level knowledge of compositional techniques.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience
Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions
Identifying opportunities and creating and launching new ventures
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Composition Professor