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College of the Arts

School of Music

E101 Music and Speech Center
Tel: 330-672-2172


The Master of Arts in Music Composition is for students who have experience as composers of solo, chamber and large ensemble works. A prior portfolio is required for admission.

Admission Requirements

Official transcripts(s); portfolio of original compositions; three letters of recommendation; and academic paper written in English

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 total credit hours.

Thesis/ Dissertation

The Master of Arts program requires a thesis.

All students writing a thesis must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis and the student’s major area of study. The final oral examination may be attempted two times.


National Association of Schools of Music