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

2020 Recognitions

Boston Conservatory Named a Best School for Dance, Composition, and More in 2020

While few could predict what 2020 had in store for higher education, one thing remained consistent: Boston Conservatory at Berklee earned recognition as one of the best schools for performing arts education, both for its innovative degree programs and leading summer intensives. The 2020 accolades, gathered from independent sources, underscores Boston Conservatory’s reputation as a leader in performing arts education.

In a Year

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

Alumni Story

A Tiny Spark of Inspiration: Creating Art with Purpose

An essay by alumna Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) on what motivates her to create virtual performances supporting numerous causes—from voting to social justice—amid the pandemic. 

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