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Music: Composition Emphasis

Students will engage in graduate-level research, analysis and performance practice. Program will focus on advanced compositional techniques, theory application and current compositional practices. A final recital of students' compositions will be required.

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Special Program Requirements

*  Fall admission recommended because of the sequential curriculum design.

*  Performance audition required on primary instrument or voice.

*  Submit a writing sample of no less than 3 pages. Ideally this will be an undergraduate term paper or other essay that contains references to secondary sources that are cited in an accepted scholarly style. If no writing sample of this type is available, another type of sample is acceptable; examples might include program notes, a statement of teaching philosophy for music education applicants, a statement of creative process for composition applicants, or any other demonstration of the applicant's writing ability.

*  Contact department for further information.

Contact Information

Dr. Jane Ellsworth
119 Music Building
Cheney WA 99004

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Master of Music


This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


For faster processing of your application, we encourage online submission. You may apply online for graduate admission through EagleNET, Eastern Washington University's student services web site.

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