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About the Music - Music Composition Degree Program

On Campus

The Music Composition degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides a deep inquiry into how music is created. Students study the basics of harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, and the relationship of music to the other arts. Along the way, students grow and develop their own compositional and artistic voices.

Composition students take individual lessons, a weekly composition seminar, and participate in master classes and lectures given by nationally known professionals. In the junior and senior year, composition majors present recitals of their own music. Usually, the undergraduate degree in composition prepares students for continuing on to a Masters program, however, the degree also prepares students for entry into many other musical fields.

Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Music Comprehensive Bachelor of Music, Music Composition


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis graduates work for.


  • Composition professor
  • Arranger/orchestrator
  • Freelance composer
  • Movie, TV, radio, or video game composer

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