Our Division of Contemporary Music has three areas of study—composition, electronic and computer music, and contemporary chamber music—for students desirous of honing their music and technical skills, while exploring a range of contemporary music and musical expression.


Our faculty is comprised of outstanding teachers, conductors, and composers who are devoted primarily to undergraduate education. They provide individual instruction, allowing opportunities for critique and performance, and spend generous amounts of time with their students via lessons, coaching, mentoring, and more.

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Our Division of Contemporary Music’s three areas of study features intensive coaching and faculty mentoring that encourages students to explore and hone their musical skills and musical expression in a range of music genres.

Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) combines traditional music with the exploration of the latest techniques for electroacoustic musical expression.

Composition Program faculty work with aspiring young composers to perfect their skills at presenting their musical ideas with clarity through written notation. Students also have ample opportunities to present their work through formal and informal programs.

Contemporary Chamber Music is designed to launch chamber music ensembles of exceptional artistic and creative potential. It is ideal for chamber ensembles in any instrument, who are available for full-time study and do not have artist management. Faculty coaching focuses on fostering the ensemble’s charge to be innovative and on their development of artistry and programming.

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