Embracing your creative potential
Students from our composition program have been accepted at the most prestigious graduate programs and have had their work performed throughout the country.
Faculty of distinguished performers
We offer 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.
Scholarships for Music Performance — Composition majors
We offer Merit Scholarships as well as scholarships specifically for Music Performance majors. Keep in mind that there are deadlines for all scholarship opportunities. Be sure to apply and audition by each respective deadline.
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.
The composition concentration is for students who wish to pursue careers or graduate study in music composition. You’ll get a thorough understanding of both traditional and contemporary compositional tools that promote discussion surrounding the making of new music in our society today.
Talent of the highest caliber
In order to be accepted into the Osher School of Music and join a group of other talented musicians, students must first audition as part of the application process.