Home to the visual and performing arts at Syracuse, VPA supports the creative process and professional development. The College is divided into six areas: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia.
CoursesSample courses for music composition majors include:
- Ear Training
- Composition I
- Basic Conducting
- Analysis of Contemporary Music
- Electronic Music Composition
Practical ExperienceYou’ll have opportunities to have your compositions performed in concert and at performance recitals of fellow students. You’ll also enjoy a great deal of collaboration with student performers and composers. In your senior year, you’ll prepare a full composition recital of your own works.
Study AbroadSyracuse Abroad also offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse UniversityAs a College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate with a major in music composition, you can explore such careers as:
- Elementary, middle, or high school music teacher
- Music arranger
- Music critic