Music Composition

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  • Group of composition students.

The music composition studio at Western Michigan University provides students with the necessary skills to succeed as creative musicians. We focus on helping students discover their own creative voice and develop the skills to realize their artistic vision. We provide training in composition for acoustic instruments and digital media. We foster an open environment that embraces aesthetic diversity, individual growth and community.

Spring 2014 

Faculty, guest artist and student recital: New Music Concert
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

University Chorale with Birds on a Wire
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge

Birds on a Wire with James Mobberley, composer
Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

John Joseph Treadway Senior Composition Recital
Thursday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Guest artist recital: Dal Niente
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Dither Quartet
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Society for Composers Inc. Region 5 Conference
Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. in Dalton Lecture Hall
Friday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Friday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Friday, March 28, 8 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Guest artist recital: Samuel Wells, composer/trumpet
Friday, April 4, 2 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Andrew Maxbauer Senior Composition Recital
Friday, April 4 5 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Student Composers I
Saturday, April 5, 5 p.m.
Multimedia Room, free
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Stacy Busch Senior Composition Recital
Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Irving Angulo Senior Composition Recital
Wednesday, April 9, 3:00 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free

Student Composers II
Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Part of the New Sounds Festival 2014

Past events