The DMA Minor in Composition

A student wishing to minor in composition must receive explicit permission to do so from the composition department. Such permission is granted only on the basis of review by that department of three or four works by the student. The minor will be a course of study assembled by the faculty which will consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours.  Of these 12 credits, there must be two semesters of composition study with a major composition teacher.  Other courses from the offerings of the composition department will be determined according to the particular needs and abilities of the student seeking this minor.

A student who is interested in persuing application should speak with his/her academic advisor first, to make sure the advisor will approve of the student’s plan to become a minor in composition. Once such approval is granted, the student should get in touch with the chair of the composition department to start the review process.