Composition or Theory

The faculty are recognized, active composers whose music represents a wide variety of genres, ranging from chamber to orchestral, acoustic to electronic.

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A degree in Composition + Theory

The composition and theory program in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music at Arizona State University helps students develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in music composition or music theory. The faculty are recognized, active composers or theorists whose musical interests represents a wide variety of genres - ranging from chamber to orchestral, acoustic to electronic. We encourage you to explore our site and see all the amazing opportunities you have in the composition program at ASU.

The School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition with a concentration in composition or a concentration in theory, the Master of Music in Composition and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition. In collaboration with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, the School of Music jointly offers a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media in either the Master of Music or Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition.

Composition + Theory Undergraduate Degrees

Students learning how to play the piano
undergrad

Students pursuing the BMus in theory and composition must choose a concentration in either...

Students studying a book
undergrad

Students pursuing the BMus in theory and composition must choose a concentration in either...

Composition + Theory Graduate Degrees

Music student working on a music piece
graduate

The MM in composition with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance is...

Music notes
graduate

The MM program in composition focuses on the development of skills necessary to pursue a career...

Music choir
graduate

The DMA program in music with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance...

Student presenting her work on the computer
graduate

The DMA in music with a concentration in music composition is a professional degree program...

Meet our Composition + Theory faculty