CONGRATULATIONS to Kuei-Fan Lin, D.M.A. candidate in Music Composition, for having compositions performed at the International Computer Music Conference 2012 (ICMC), 2012 meeting of the Society of Electro-Acoustc Music in the United States (SEAMUS), and Electronic Music Midwest 2012! She will also have a work presented at the 2013 New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival.
CONGRATULATIONS to Robert Giliam, D.M.A. candidate in Music Composition, for being a winner in The Dallas Winds Symphony Fanfare Competition.
CONGRATULATIONS to Charles Zoll, B.M. in Music Composition, 2013, for being the national winner of the the RAPIDO! Composition Competition. As part of the award Charles will write a new work for the Atlanta Symphony for their 2013-14 season. Charles is also presenting at the SEAMUS 2013 conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. He will be starting his Master’s of Music degree at McGill University in the fall of 2013. Watch a short video about Charles Zoll HERE
The Music Composition program at The University of Arizona prepares composers to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing profession. The School of Music offers coursework leading to a Bachelor of Music degree in composition, a Master of Music degree in composition, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition.
Students receive intensive private instruction in music composition in traditional and electro-acoustic media from award-winning faculty members. In addition, they are offered classes in music theory, improvisation, music history, orchestration, and conducting. Students benefit from the Electro-Acoustic Music Studio; the Recording Studio (a professional facility offering 24+ track analog and digital recording); the Visiting Composer Series, which brings in internationally-renowned composers; and the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble, which performs major works of the 20th and 21st century.
The composition faculty strives to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the aesthetics of musical design and the operations of creators, performers, and listeners as they use music to shape their world. The curriculum design is meant to cultivate habits of mind, and enhance critical faculties so that students prepare to assume roles as stewards and creators of musical expression for future generations.
Our BM and MM students have gone on to highly regarded graduate programs including the University of Arizona, University of Texas at Austin, McGill University, Rice University, Brandeis University, San Francisco Convervatory of Music, Duke University, San Francisco State University, Florida State University, SUNY Buffalo, University of Oregon, University of California at San Diego, University of Missouri/Kansas City and Bowling Green State University, among others.
Graduates of the composition program can be found teaching at the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida International University, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, University of Minnesota at Duluth, Centennial College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Kansas, Western Michigan University, Clark University, and Soochow University, among others.