MM in Composition
The Master of Music in Composition prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.
|Comprehensive Master’s-Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1|
|GMUS 500||Introduction to Graduate Research Methods||3|
|Students enroll in GMUS 501A or B, and GMUS 502 A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.|
|GMUS 501A||Seminar in Musicology: The Renaissance||3|
|or GMUS 501B||Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque|
|GMUS 502A||Seminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century||3|
|or GMUS 502B||Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century|
|GMUS 503||Advanced Analysis of Form and Style||3|
|GMUS 504||Advanced Orchestration||3|
|GMUS 505||Advanced Choral Arranging||3|
|GMUS 520||Applied Instruction I (2 units each semester, 8 total units)||2|
|GMUS 544||Music Technology Seminar||3|
|Electives or Piano 2||4|
This exam must be taken and passed by all master’s degree candidates in the last semester of their degree coursework in order to graduate with the Master of Music in Composition from Azusa Pacific University.
Students with adequate skills as determined by the diagnostic entrance exam may take electives other than piano. Elective courses may be selected from any of Azusa Pacific University’s graduate programs with the approval of the associate chair of graduate studies. Courses must be numbered 500 or higher.
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.