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The Bachelor of Music in composition is for students who are interested in intensive training in the field. While the required courses are demanding, they are incredibly rewarding and prepare students for advanced graduate study or professional work.
There are many opportunities for students to study composition at Trinity. Whether a student wishes to major in the field, perfect creative skills, or simply has an interest in composing music for the first time, several courses are available at different levels of experience. Most study consists of one individual lesson and one one-hour group seminar each week. In all cases, students will have the opportunity to hear their works performed in a student recital, in the yearly composition recital, or by one of the department’s ensembles.
Interested students should submit scores of their works for consideration for scholarships. Students may begin taking individual lessons, all taught by professor Brian Bondari, in the first year. It is also possible to enter this program by demonstrating an aptitude for composing by the end of the second year at Trinity.
Recent graduates have gone on for further study, often with fellowships, at institutions such as Indiana University, the New England Conservatory, and the University of Michigan.
Department of Music
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
bbondari [at] trinity.edu