Music Composition

Bradley’s music composition program equips you to write music that becomes part of people’s lives, whether in traditional performance settings or contemporary applications.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

As a music composition major, you focus on music performance while you study theory and take weekly composition lessons. Your compositions come to life during concerts of student and faculty-written music. You audition for acceptance into the program, and the audition also determines potential scholarships. As a member of the music department, you can travel nationally or internationally with one of Bradley’s vocal or instrumental ensembles.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s music composition program successfully prepares you for a career in the music industry. Many students go on to graduate school programs before entering the work force. Recent graduates have had their music published in almost every musical genre around the country.

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Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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