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administrative contact

Cynthia Anderson
School of Music
Cynthia.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-4489

program contact

Cynthia Anderson
School of Music
Cynthia.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-4489

Program Details

Program Description

The degree of master of music may be taken in performance, music education, composition, music theory, or music history. At WVU we believe we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars. Alumni of our programs are award winning educators, composers, and teachers. The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional composer and teacher.

Applicants for entrance to the composition program should send a portfolio of compositions that must include a major work and two or three other shorter works in various genres. Graduate instruction in composition is generally in classical styles; no more than one application work may be in some other style (jazz, popular song, etc.).

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

Composition (MM)

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http://music.wvu.edu/future-students/masters-programs/master-of-music-programs#composition


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The degree of master of music may be taken in performance, music education, composition, music theory, or music history. At WVU we believe we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars. Alumni of our programs are award winning educators, composers, and teachers. The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional composer and teacher.

Applicants for entrance to the composition program should send a portfolio of compositions that must include a major work and two or three other shorter works in various genres. Graduate instruction in composition is generally in classical styles; no more than one application work may be in some other style (jazz, popular song, etc.).

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Prospective students should apply online at:
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

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Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.