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Music Composition

Study Music Composition at Boise State

Composition students come from many different backgrounds and have different career aspirations. Whether you are planning on a career as a professional composer writing music for the concert stage, scoring films, or composing music for video games, you will leave Boise State with the foundation you need for the next step of your career.

Dr. Alexander allows students the opportunity to discover and explore their unique creative voice and develop their musical and compositional skills through weekly individual composition instruction, group seminars and discussions, live performances of their original works, and appropriate coursework in music theory, history, orchestration, and electronic music.

Composition students work with student and faculty musicians to present high-quality performances of original works. Composition students collaborate regularly with departments beyond music, such as film, dance, and the GIMM (Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology) program. Students will learn to compose for various instruments and instrumental combinations, including voice and large ensembles. Students also have the opportunity to have their compositions played and recorded by the Boise State University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, jazz bands, and choirs.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions about our program or to schedule a time to visit our campus!

Dr. Eric Alexander
Associate Professor: Associate Department Chair, Director of Music Composition; Music Theory Area Coordinator

telephone: (208) 426-1133
fax: (208) 426-1771

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