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Master of Music in Contemporary Music
Conveying the broad scope of applied musical practice in the 21st century

Composition Requirements:

  1. Three (3) diverse, legible scores that best reflect the applicant's compositional style(s).

  2. Recordings (CD, VHS Video, and/or DVD formats only) of three (3) representative works, at least two (2) of which should correspond with the scores submitted. If VHS videos are submitted, please include only one (1) work per tape. MIDI realizations may be used only in exceptional cases. Do not direct reviewers to a web site - please submit all materials in hard-copy format.

  3. A current resume or vita, which includes 1] a list of original compositions (including title, medium, date composed, and duration); 2] a list of performances of original works (including date, location, and performers); and 3] a list of prizes, commissions, grants, or other honors recently received.

  4. A personal statement that addresses 1] compositional aesthetics and influences; 2] statement of purpose (why are you interested in pursuing graduate studies at Western Oregon University); and 3] long range professional goals. This personal statement is in addition to the required writing sample for the Music Department application.

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