M.M. in Composition

APU’s Master of Music in Composition program prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.

The Master of Music in Composition prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.

Requirements

Comprehensive Master’s-Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Core Courses
GMUS 500Introduction to Graduate Research Methods3
Students enroll in GMUS 501A or B, and GMUS 502 A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
GMUS 501ASeminar in Musicology: The Renaissance3
or GMUS 501B Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
GMUS 502ASeminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century3
or GMUS 502B Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
GMUS 503Advanced Analysis of Form and Style3
Additional Courses
GMUS 504Advanced Orchestration3
GMUS 505Advanced Choral Arranging3
GMUS 520Applied Instruction I (2 units each semester, 8 total units)2
GMUS 544Music Technology Seminar3
Electives or Piano 24
Composition RecitalN/C
Total Units33

Admission

University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.