HomeAcademics at HSUUndergraduate Major & Minor ProgramsMusic, Composition Concentration Music, Composition Concentration The Bachelor of Science in Music, Composition Concentration degree, is designed for students seeking a liberal arts degree in music that focuses on preparing them for a career as a composer. The curriculum of this program is designed to ensure that students receive a solid grounding in the fundamentals of music composition, theory, and history, while receiving individual instruction in their vocal or instrumental specialty. Students also participate in various musical ensembles appropriate to their area of musical study. After completion, students earning this degree generally pursue advanced composition degrees in graduate school or immediately enter the field as composers. Students that have studied composition at HSU have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs, entered public and private education, and become church music ministers, active composers and arrangers, arts administrators, and business owners. Music Admissions, Auditions, & Scholarship Information Program Contact Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell Associate Dean, School of Music Request Information Loading... Majors Bachelor of Science in Music, Composition Concentration Minors — Why Study Music Composition at HSU? Fun Options This degree includes the study and composition of music for film and TV. Faculty Experience The composition faculty consists of award-winning composers. Career Flexibility The rigorous training the student receives prepares him or her for a great variety of careers in music and related fields. Program Details CoursesClick to Open Required courses include music theory and history core, six terms of composition study, ensemble, private instrument or voice studies, and several courses in upper-level music theory. All courses and course descriptions for each degree type can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog: Music Composition, B.S. RequirementsClick to Open An audition on an instrument or voice. This audition also determines scholarship award money. Music Admissions, Auditions, & Scholarship Information OutcomesClick to Open Students who have studied composition at HSU have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs, entered public and private education, and become church music ministers, active composers and arrangers, arts administrators, and business owners.