Music M.M.: Composition

Students in the M.M. Composition program receive individualized instruction with our composition faculty, opportunities to have their works performed each semester, and receive outstanding supplemental training in music technology, music theory and analysis, and music literature.

Opportunities for electives and applied study further enhance the experience of our graduate composition students.

Recent students in our program have been accepted to prestigious doctoral programs, have had compositions premiered by professional performers in the US and abroad, and have had readings of their works by ensembles in residence and visiting artists such as Fifth House Ensemble, Chicago.

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Top-Notch Facilities

The School of Music is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, performance and practice spaces, editing labs and more.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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Application Requirements

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree in music or a demonstrated equivalent. The student should have attained a high degree of proficiency in one or more of the following areas: performance, theory-composition, conducting, music education, or music history. In addition to the common regulations and requirements applicable to all master's degree programs, students must also provide a portfolio and, if possible, recordings of compositions. 

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the Master of Music programs.

How to Apply

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found on the UNI Graduate College website.

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