Multifaceted and comprehensive degrees in composition

The composition area offers multi faceted and comprehensive degrees in composition, with the opportunity to study with leading composers in the field. With multiple seminars in composition, including those offered on film music, text setting and ensemble writing, as well as intensive orchestration courses, highlighted by end of semester orchestral readings, there are many important and useful course offerings for composers.

There are a myriad of opportunities for student composers to hear their works, including but not limited to, guest artist readings, the UW-Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (through the open call for student scores), composition area concerts, as well as area student recitals. Perhaps the most exciting opportunity available to student composers is the concerto competition, which affords the opportunity for one student composer, through a competitive process, to hear their work to rehearsed and performed on regular concert of the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra.