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The Bachelor of Music in Performance, Concentration in Composition degree offers outstanding resources to composition students, from our state-of-the-art Alice Virginia Poe Williams Electronic Music Studios to our outstanding computer lab. Our top-notch students and faculty are committed to both traditional compositional styles, as well as new music. This degree program requires two years of private lessons on a primary instrument, along with four years of composition study. Student composers have many opportunities to present their work throughout the academic year. These include regular Student Composers Concerts, large ensemble reading sessions, a “concerto competition” (for composition students as well as performers), and student recitals. The Composition Program also hosts the New Music Festival annually in the Spring semester.

Music scholarships are available for admitted students based upon the audition, including a scholarship specifically for composition majors. Information on this scholarship can be found here.

Studio website

For more information on the Composition program at UNCG, please visit the Composition Studio area of study page.


See the specific curriculum information for the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.

Degree Check Sheets

See the degree check sheets for the each concentration in the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Apply to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Concentration in Composition degree.