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Composition  Doctoral

Overview

What is Composition at WVU like?

Description

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall : March 1
Spring: January 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Composition at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Composition graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Audition
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Masters Degree Required
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional admissions considerations

  • Portfolio of compositions that must include a major work (Master's thesis or equivalent) and 2 or 3 other shorter works in various genres.

  • An interview with the Coordinator of the Music Composition area.

Please contact Dr. David Taddie (David.Taddie@mail.wvu.edu) for portfolio submission instructions, as well as to set up your interview.

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