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Undergraduate Composition (leading to Bachelor of Music degree)

Coordinator: Salvatore Macchia,, (413) 545-6053

Primarily concerned with theoretical foundations and analysis, and composition techniques of Western classical music.  Prepares students for graduate work in composition.
Link to Admissions Requirements for Composition - Undergraduate (pdf file).
Links to detailed course subplans (pdf format) in Bachelor of Music, Theory/Composition:


Graduate Composition (leading to Master of Music degree)

Coordinator: Salvatore Macchia,, (413)-545-6053

Course subplan/Degree checklist: MM Composition (pdf file)

Graduate Music Student Handbook (pdf)

For more information, see the Graduate Music Programs page