School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Music Composition 2017-06-22T16:27:34+00:00

A Degree in Composition

Numerous performance opportunities of students’ music by excellent performers and ensembles as well as hands on experience in the use of new technologies including computer music, film scoring, video, and interactive and notational software are an integral part of the curriculum. Many of our graduates have continued studies at other prestigious schools in the US and abroad and have been the recipients of ASCAP and BMI Student Composition awards and other important prizes. The four year music composition program at FIU prepares students for either continued graduate studies in composition or skillful composers continuing in a variety of related occupations.

 

B.M. in Composition

The FIU Music Composition Undergraduate Program is designed to give students a strong background in the techniques and languages of a variety of musical styles ranging from common practice music to the most experimental contemporary approaches. Combining writing with analysis, the program is designed to produce composers who are proficient in a variety of musical languages while at the same time allowing for the evolution of an individual’s personal compositional craft and approach. An emphasis on musicianship, including the performance and conducting of a student’s works, further enhances the student composer’s development as a competent musician.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Composition

Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia

(305) 535-2617

garciao@fiu.edu

MBUS (Miami Beach Urban Studios) 439

 

M.M. in Composition

The M.M. in Composition at Florida International University is designed to assist students with the development of their own individual voices as composers while helping them to continue to develop their craft. Numerous performance opportunities of student work by excellent performers and ensembles as well as hands on experience in the use of new technologies including computer music, film scoring, video, and interactive and notational software are an integral part of the curriculum. Many of our graduates have continued studies at other prestigious schools and have been the recipients of ASCAP and BMI Student Composition awards. This two year program prepares composers for either continued graduate studies or as skillful composers continuing in a variety of other related occupations.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Composition Studies

Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia

(305) 535-2617

garciao@fiu.edu

MBUS (Miami Beach Urban Studios) 439