The University offers a bachelor of music (B.M.) in music composition.
This program prepares students for graduate study in areas such as composition and theory—and is preparation for
careers in composing, arranging, and related fields.
The music composition major includes coursework in basic and advanced composition, music theory, music history and
literature, musicianship, and performance.
Each student receives a solid foundation in comprehensive, integrated musicianship by participating in performance
ensembles, by taking private lessons, by attending concerts, and by studying piano, music technology, scoring, and
The School of Music's size is ideal for maximum student-to-faculty interaction while still providing wide-ranging
opportunities for aspiring musicians. The distinguished faculty of performers and scholars shares an uncommonly strong
commitment to teaching, research, experience-based learning, and each student's career development.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs
to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
In addition to the University's regular admission process, there is a separate admission process for a student to be
admitted as a music major. For further information, visit
the School of Music.
Graduates of the Music Composition Program are prepared for graduate study in areas such as composition and theory. The program also is
preparation for careers in composing, arranging, and related fields.
In addition, the School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National
Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program holds accreditation with the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Music Business Program is affiliated with
NAMM (International Music Products Association).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Music scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition process that begins in November and
concludes by March 1 of each academic year. To be considered for a music scholarship for the following
academic year, students must have auditioned by March 1.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.