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Master of Music in Composition

Major code: M705

Dr. Roland Barrett
    Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis
      Dr. Marvin Lamb
      • Area Chair

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      Application Deadline

      Applications for admission in Fall must be received by February 1. 

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      Assistantships

      There is no separate application for assistantship. Unless the applicant indicates otherwise, we assume that all applicants are interested in being considered for assistantships. Please note that assistantships are usually awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters together. We very seldom have assistantships available for anyone entering in a Spring semester. We do not award assistantships for Summer sessions.

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      Procedure for Applying

      Submit the online application (see Graduate Admissions page) along with all materials described below. The applicant may be requested to attend an interview with members of the composition faculty.

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      Application materials required for this degree

      These items must be submitted to the online graduate application system.

      • A list of all works composed. This comprehensive list must include the works title (including all movements as appropriate), instrumentation, length in minutes, date of completion & a listing (date & performance venue) of each work that has been performed.
      • Scores with accompanying recordings (live performances preferred) of three recently completed original compositions that best illustrate compositional style & skill. Scores are not required for fixed media works.
        • Submitted to the online application. Audio or video files or links to online recordings may be submitted under Digital Portfolio > Upload Media. Scores may submitted under Supporting Documents.

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      Application materials required for all graduate degrees

      These items must be submitted to the online graduate application system.

      • Resume
      • Personal Statement
        • Submitted to the online application under the Statement of Purpose tab
        • Why do you want this degree, and why do you want it from OU?
        • Include your reasons for applying, personal statement, and what you have learned about yourself and the field that has further stimulated your interest and reinforced your conviction that you are well suited to the field.
      • Three letters of recommendation
        • Submitted to the online application under Recommendations tab
        • While all three of your letters of recommendation should be from someone who can speak to your ability to be a successful graduate student in a music program, we ask that you consider the following when requesting your recommendations:
          • One letter should be from a person who has considerable knowledge about your abilities as a performer, conductor, or composer (e.g.:  studio professor, ensemble conductor, chamber coach, etc.).
          • One letter should be from a person who can speak to your abilities as a scholar of music.