Music Composition

Western Michigan University's music composition program is highly competitive. Before you can be admitted, you must successfully complete the school's audition and testing program, held each November, January and February. You must also have previous composition experience, which may be acquired by transferring approved credit in composition from another institution or by successful completion of prerequisite composition courses at WMU.

Beyond the classroom

As a music composition student at WMU, you will be required to present a senior recital consisting of 30 minutes of original compositions that are an outgrowth of your coursework and have been approved by the composition faculty.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in music composition are working as:

  • Performers
  • Composers
  • Teachers

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Schools
  • Studios
  • Music companies

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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