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The Composition degrees at Shenandoah University are unique in their class, focusing on equal parts craft and real world practical know-how crucial for survival and success in the field, either inside or outside of academic environments. Shenandoah offers extensive performance opportunities, and a supportive community, where the composer can develop their craft, while honestly assessing their artistic purpose. Offering focused study with world-class faculty—each active equally as educators and working professionals in the field—an immersive new music performance series, opportunities for the performance, and recording of student works, the program at Shenandoah is unlike any in the region.

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Master of Music in Composition