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Music Composition (Minor)

The Music Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university. The minor areas are designed for students who want to continue to develop musically throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Minor in the freshman year. The Music Composition Minor focuses on the development of composition and analysis skills based on a study of the theoretical background of music from various periods and cultures.

Music Composition (Minor)


Description


What is Music Composition at ODU like?

The Music Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university. The minor areas are designed for students who want to continue to develop musically throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Minor in the freshman year. The Music Composition Minor focuses on the development of composition and analysis skills based on a study of the theoretical background of music from various periods and cultures.

Program Highlights


What makes Music Composition at ODU unique?

  • Recitals, concerts and master classes each year.

  • Numerous ensembles and individual performers available for performances of works by student composers.

  • Numerous ensembles and individual performers available for performances of works by student composers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Music Composition at ODU?

MUSA 339:
Hour Lesson - Applied Composition


Instructor's Signature and Additional Applied Fee Required

MUSC 335T:
Music Technology Survey


This introductory course will explore the impact of technology on music performance, composition, and education through in-class lecture, hands-on demonstration, and lab projects. Topics covered include but are not limited to: basic acoustics, basic audio signal flow for live performance and recording, microphone basics for live performance and recording, an introduction to sequencing and recording software and Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI and synthesis, basics of mixing, editing, an introduction to music notation software and uses, creation of ?music minus one? projects for pedagogical purposes, and an exploration of common file formats for distribution and publication. Prerequisite: Music major or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 371 :
ENSEMBLE- OPERA WORKSHOP


One to three rehearsal periods per week, depending on the ensemble. Students will participate in rehearsals and public performances. Prerequisites: by audition only, or permission of instructor; must have a significant background in performing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Music Composition at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Music Composition should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For admission to the Music Composition program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550, internet based 79


IELTS score:

6.5


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Numerous ensembles and individual performers available for performances of works by student composers.


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Next Steps


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Phone Office:

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Email:

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International Admissions


Location:

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Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

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