University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Master of Music with Concentration in Composition

Admission Requirements 

  1. A Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent. 
  2. Interview with Music Composition faculty and submission of three scores and recordings of original compositions.
  3. Completed aplication to the UTEP Graduate School which includes official undergraduate transcript, two letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
  4. Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 32

MM with a Concentration in Composition
Required Courses:
MUST 5325Graduate Composition (Complete three semesters)9
MUSG 5388Graduate Recital I3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUSL 5311Topics in Music History3
MUST 5319Pedagogy of Music Theory3
MUST 5322Analysis of Modern Music3
MUSA 5101Graduate Ensemble (Complete two semesters)2
Select one of the following courses:3
Analytic Techniques
Analysis of Tonal Music
Other Electives:
Select three additional hours of graduate courses3
Total Hours32