Choosing the Music School Best For Your Art & Aesthetic
Composers have an incredibly wide range of college options to select from, as nearly every university, conservatory, and liberal arts college has a music composition program.
But is sorting through these options so easy?
First, you have to consider the musical aesthetic of a college faculty.
Does the teacher write modern American music that you would be interested in? Are they more into conservative European styles, like 12-tone music? Are they more minimalistic, or are they into broader, neo-romantic styles?
While any of these genres are great for the right composers, the point of those questions is to ask you this…
Does the faculty support music that you would enjoy writing and listening to?
After that, as a composer in college, you must make sure that you are surrounded with high-level performers that will enthusiastically play and record your music. Developing a broad portfolio of scores and recordings in college is key to your success in your professional career.
Some schools are more supportive of new music with their performers, and others are less so…
You’ll probably want to stay away from the such schools.
Composers, our college consulting service can address every single concern you have for looking into higher education.
In fact, Bill Zuckerman, founder of Music School Central, was a composition major in college himself, as well as a former professional composer in New York City.
Our college consulting provides complete guidance for mastery of the complex application and audition process for composers, as well as a clearly-defined roadmap for choosing the music colleges best for a composer’s specific aesthetic interests.
As a composer, you must submit scores and recordings to the music colleges you are applying to. Additionally, you may have to present an instrumental audition, an interview with the faculty, and other credentials.
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