Jordan College of the Arts

Music Composition


| Bachelor of Music

Music Composition students enjoy a diverse curriculum, with courses that include orchestration, electronic music, music theory, basic conducting, and more. You will learn through one-on-one experiences with world-renowned faculty who love to perform, compose, and publish. Graduates of the Music Composition program typically pursue graduate school for an advanced degree to eventually become a composer, teacher, scholar, or practitioner of music theory and composition.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • AM023, Keyboard Skills
  • AM280, Composition
  • ME1938, Percussion Techniques
  • MH305, Music History and Literature
  • MH308, Music in Global Contexts
  • MT308, Orchestration

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Jazz Studies
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.