Music notes

The Master of Music (M.M.) in Composition features two areas of emphasis: stage music and concert music. These programs are tailored to meet specific areas of concentration within the compositional field, but each contains the same core of rigorous composition, theory, and history courses. The level of professional preparation is such that our M.M. graduates, regardless of emphasis, are eligible to begin doctoral study, either at Catholic University or at another institution.

  • Stage Music Emphasis

    This program provides training and development for students in writing for a variety of genres, including opera, musical theatre, dance, and incidental music for drama.

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  • Concert Music Emphasis

    This program is designed for students to build upon a strong compositional foundation gained in an undergraduate music program by means of intensive private composition study combined with advanced coursework in music history and theory.

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