Composition Jury Requirements

The semester-long composition private study culminates in a composition jury which is conducted asynchronously online during finals week. Students are required to submit notated scores of any compositions finished during the semester under the guidance of their instructor in PDF format.  Each score should be accompanied by a written description of the composition highlighting both the inspiration and construction of the piece. While not required, students are also encouraged to submit a midi mock-up of their composition(s) as well.  The composition(s) will be evaluated by composition faculty using the rubric at the link below. For BM Composition majors, a passing score is 75.  For BA Liberal Arts, Music majors taking composition lessons, a passing score is 65. Additional information will be provided by your composition instructor.

Composition Jury Rubric