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CCM, Composition, Musicology and Theory
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Composition

CCM's composition programs provide students with a knowledge of music both past and present. In addition, students study the various analytical and compositional procedures of music. The division serves as a resource for all music students, and especially serves its own majors, enriching the already active musical atmosphere of the college.

The CCM Center for Computer Music contains several classroom studios and smaller rooms, working environments for composition, research and performance. The facilities contain 8-channel, 5.1 and stereo audio systems.

Courses cover introductory electronic music, techniques, advanced computer and electroacoustic music composition, music programming, timbre studies, multimedia composition and improvisation.

Composition

What is Composition?

All DMA programs consist of performance requirements (lessons, two recitals, one lecture recital), and coursework in the following areas: performance preparation, historical perspective, and a cognate field. Further requirements: comprehensive examinations in music theory, music history, and the major area, and a final scholarly document or project.

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

For specific admissions information, International student requirements and application deadlines please visit the CCM Admissions website.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

CCM's founding schools (the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the College of Music of Cincinnati) were both charter members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The requirements for entrance and graduation in all music programs are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM.

Quick Facts

Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition

Full-Time Program Duration

5 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Contact

Univeristy of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003
Phone: (513) 556-0807
Dr. Mara Helmuth
helmutmm@ucmail.uc.edu