Renowned for their thorough training of young composers, Boston Conservatory’s composition programs provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of expression through music.


  • B.M.
    Bachelor of Music in Composition
    Four-Year Program
  • M.M.
    Master of Music in Composition
    Two-Year Program
  • P.S.C.
    Professional Studies Certificate in Composition
    One-Year Program
  • G.P.D.
    Graduate Performance Diploma in Composition
    Two-Year Program

Faculty Spotlight

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Faculty Member Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Eun Young Lee was recognized for her distinguished work as a composer.

Featured Story

Five Reasons Boston Conservatory Is a Hub for All That’s Contemporary in Classical Music

By embracing contemporary creative expression and working with leading composers and ensembles representing a diversity of aesthetics, cultures, and perspectives, Boston Conservatory music students are at the forefront of today’s musical landscape. 

In a Year

  • 30 concerts featuring student-composed works
  • 180 debuts of student-composed work
  • 225+ new works presented in concert

Alumni Story

Remembering Burt Bacharach: Conservatory Alum Reflects on Meeting the Legendary Songwriter

Shelbie Rassler says getting to know her idol was "the silver lining of a lifetime" following her reimagining of Bacharach’s hit “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”