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New Minor in Music Composition

New Minor in Music Composition

Friday, January 25, 2013
By Music Department 

The Music Department is pleased to offer a new minor in music composition. In composition studies, students collaborate with experienced composers in writing and performing their original music. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual artistic style, while studying the techniques of composing and arranging for a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments and voices. UST students write music in a variety of genres that range from orchestral and choral music to rock and music for video. Most importantly, students have ample opportunities to have their music performed by student soloists and ensembles as well as by professional musicians. This year, our student composers will collaborate with members of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Among a variety of options, courses include individual composition lessons, songwriting, music theory, orchestration, conducting, pop music fundamentals, as well as performance lessons and ensembles.