Faculty of distinguished performers
The Osher School of Music offers a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating musicians, featuring a faculty of distinguished performers (nationally and internationally), teachers, scholars, and mentors with experience in all styles of music.
Our composition graduate program includes a two-year residency where you’ll focus on chamber music, bibliography and research, music theory, history, and applied music ideas. You’ll culminate your studies with a recital of original music for a variety of instrumentation composed during your residency.
Upon graduation, you’ll join an alumni network of successful composers, performers, conductors, and music educators who hold positions in music leadership across the U.S. and internationally.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
Our performance season
Attend and engage in our Faculty Concert Series; the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra; Scholarship Gala; Chamber Singers; University Chorale; Concert Band; our annual musical; opera; ensembles of jazz, vocal jazz, winds, and composers; as well as student recitals, masterclasses and performances by internationally known guest musicians.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Connect with us
Our monthly Graduate Information Sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the benefits of our program, as well as our admissions and financial process.
Admission information: Masters of Music in Composition
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously.
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