Bachelor of Music in Composition

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Program Overview

Boston Conservatory at Berklee's composition program helps creative musical artists realize their vision, while also giving them the tools and skills needed to sustain their careers. 

The composition program's curriculum provides a strong foundation in music history, theory, and compositional method. Students are given ample opportunities to hear their work performed and hone their compositional skills by working with their peers to realize their creations. Each year, Boston Conservatory at Berklee premieres more than 180 student compositions, featuring chamber works, large ensemble works, vocal music, and more. Students gain experience in the entire process of writing, rehearsing, and experiencing the premiere of their original work, giving them valuable first-hand experience collaborating with peers while also establishing relationships that they will draw on in the future.

Students are supported by a diverse faculty of esteemed composers who encourage students to explore and experiment, while also helping them to better communicate artistically. Through the exploration of various styles and aesthetics, students develop the ability to realize their own artistic goals.

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