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

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

Q&A with Composition Alum Colin Minigan

Colin Minigan (M.M. '20) discusses the creative process behind his piece Sublimation, the experience of hearing it performed live by Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and the wide range of ensembles and performers he collaborated with as a graduate composition student.