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The Master of Music - Composition program will help prepare students in the field of music composition to develop a higher level of proficiency in composing music in a variety of genres for a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations. Students learn to put together recitals of their music and/or special performances of their works. This major also allows individuals to pursue areas of special and related interest through elective studies. The University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


Courses You'll Take

The School of Music provides a variety of majors to create a flexible and diverse curriculum that addresses the needs of students in the 21st century. The Master of Music degree offers major areas of emphasis in composition, collaborative piano, conducting, instrumental performance (woodwind, brass, string and percussion), musical theatre, music education, piano pedagogy, piano performance, vocal pedagogy, and vocal performance. 

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Composition career opportunities include: 

  • Music Director
  • Musician / Singer
  • Composer
  • Teacher