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The ODU Bachelor of Music in Composition program focuses on the development of composition, analysis and computer skills and is based on a comprehensive study of the theoretical background of music from all periods and various cultures. Do you have musical ideas but struggle to communicate them to others? Do you want to learn how to quickly get your musical ideas in a form that can be played by musicians? Are you fascinated with how music makes a game or movie come alive?
Comprehensive compositional, theoretical and historical curriculum taught on a high level Lecture-recital containing 30 minutes of original music must be presented around the time of the final semester of Music Composition lessons.
Numerous ensembles and individual performers available for performances of works by students composers.
At least one public performance of a composition per semester is required starting with the third semester of Music Composition lessons .
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
A continuation of MUSC 321; written and keyboard work introducing advanced modulation, extended chordal structures, advanced chromatic harmony, a basic look at compositional techniques and form and analysis, and selected 20th century techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC 321, completion of music theory placement test, or permission of instructor.
A study of the techniques and styles in music in the twentieth and twenty-first century. |offered fall, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 222, MUSC 361, and MUSC 362W, or permission of the instructor.
This introductory course is designed to give students a historical overview of mechanical and electronic music through topical study and listening examples. Additionally, students will create their own electronic music compositions using analog, digital and virtual hardware/software. Prerequisite: Music major or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Music program in Music Composition should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
A portfolio consisting of several works for any medium and in any style is required to be considered for the program along with general admission requirements.
To schedule an admission audition visit the following page: https://app.getacceptd.com/odmusic
paper based: 550, internet based 79
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.
Diehn, Breneiser and Vogan scholarships are available to Music Composition students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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