Do you often hear music in your head before you see the notes on paper? Are you fascinated by the creative process of making music? If so, you should consider a degree in composition.
PLNU composition majors work with department faculty to learn how to compose, orchestrate, critique, and edit music in many different genres. As a student of composition, your coursework will culminate during your senior year, where you will give a recital in which fellow students perform compositions from your body of work.
With a major in composition, you’ll develop applied music skills in one primary performance area while learning to demonstrate expertise of advanced tonal, timbral, and formal concepts. Additionally, you’ll produce many original compositions using a variety of tonal languages, performance forces, and expressive content.
Refine your skills and share your talent with the campus and surrounding community by performing with one of our many ensembles and musical clubs. Whether you’re a singer, instrumentalist, or pianist, there is a place for you to perform constantly throughout your academic career.
Music Honors Weekend
Find out how you can spend a night on campus, meet one-on-one with a music professor, enjoy our annual Cider Celebration, and audition for a renewable music scholarship!