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Composition, B.M.

Furman’s Bachelor of Music in Composition provides an opportunity to engage in the creation, analysis, and teaching of music. You’ll complete a series of courses designed to develop your overall musicianship and your understanding of the intricacies and beauty that comprise the language of music.

We have a group of dynamic composition faculty and energetic young composers in our major. Our students can get involved as soon as they arrive on campus by enrolling in a composition seminar that allows them to rub shoulders with upperclassmen as they study works by contemporary composers, write composition exercises, compose works, and produce concerts. We also have a number of guest composers each year who share their wisdom, skills and experience.

Furman students intending to major in composition must perform an audition on their major instrument and complete a music theory placement examination. Final approval for a music degree takes place during your sophomore year.

Audition and Declaration Requirements

Furman students intending to major in music must perform an audition and complete a music theory placement examination. Final approval for a music degree takes place during your sophomore year. Learn more about auditions.

Course Sequence

See the suggested course sequence for a Bachelor of Music in Composition [PDF]

Degree Requirements

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