Composition Major

Music Composition prepares students who have a strong interest in composing their own music. The curriculum at Bradley offers students eight semesters of music theory and music composition courses. Graduates generally continue on to graduate school or seek employment as arrangers, orchestrators, music copyists or composers. Although the program is not directed toward popular music (song writing) students will have a solid background that will allow them to pursue any number of compositional styles.

Students in the Piano Concentration are required to take 20 hours of Applied Music.

  • MUS 305 - Counterpoint
  • MUS 401 - Orchestration
  • MUS 405 - Theories of Atonal Music

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 79