Music speaks to everyone in a language unto itself. Expressing its technical and emotional power takes fluency in the art and science of composition.
The Music Composition program will give you the knowledge to share your musical
voice freely, clearly, and confidently.
You’ll develop fundamental knowledge—control of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form—and learn to articulate musical ideas through analog and digital synthesis, recording technologies, songwriting, and yes, jazz composition. (This is New Orleans, after all.)
By graduation, you’ll have a deft grasp of the compositional tools you need to express
the nuances of music, and to share your sound and vision with fellow performers,
audiences, and the world.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Music in Composition
We strongly emphasize the development of fundamental tools—control of melody, harmony, and form— but we also make courses available in analog and digital synthesis, recording technologies, jazz composition, and songwriting. That way, you graduate with not just a realized artistic voice but also a way to capture and share it.
See what we've been up to
Voice faculty member releases first solo album
The School of Music is proud to congratulate one of their voice faculty, Mr. Ivan Griffin, for the release of his first solo album.
Professor Jason Mingledorff appears on the Simpsons
Our very own swinging saxophonist Jason Mingledorff, instructor of saxophone studies in the College of Music and Fine Arts, appeared on Sunday, April 22, as a character on “The Simpsons,” Season 29, Episode 17, in which the Simpsons visit New Orleans.
Graduate Music Student wins NATS
Kathryn Domyan won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award for the Southern Region.