Ohio University

Music students at rehearsal.

B.M. in Music Composition

Music Composition

Bachelor of Music Degree Program

What You'll Learn

The undergraduate degree in music composition at Ohio University is a comprehensive program. In addition to offering specialized training in music composition, the degree provides students with the strong, well-rounded education in music required to achieve success as a composer. 

Explore topics like:

  • Students have the opportunity to hear their music read or performed by School of music ensembles such as the orchestra, wind symphony, or concert band. Composition department recitals provide valuable opportunities for young composers to hear their chamber music performed.

Career Opportunities

Areas of focus include:

  • The School of Music has a first-rate electronic and computer music program centered around a multi-station lab and a surround sound studio equipped with a dual processor Apple G5 Powermac. Each workstation in the lab is equipped with a new 20" screen G5 iMac, a MIDI keyboard, and a variety of commercial and custom software and is available for student use about 80 hours a week. The surround sound studio is available for advanced student projects.

Applying to the Program

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in Music must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions.
Admission Requirements

Connect with Us

If you'd like more information about the music composition program, reach out to Dr. Rob McClure.

Area Chair, Composition
Rob McClure
Assistant Professor of Composition/Theory
mcclurer@ohio.edu
(740) 596-6449