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The composition major places an emphasis on creativity, study of modern approaches and techniques of music making. Students compose in a wide variety of performance media, and most works are performed immediately. Composition majors are encouraged to work with as many ensembles as possible while learning what it takes to get music rehearsed and performed. Real world tools such as understanding instruments, music preparation, rehearsal techniques and preparing for a performance are just a few of the aspects that are addressed. Composition students produce a senior recital. All Composition Majors are in Contemporary Music Ensemble which functions as a compositional lab and performance ensemble.
Students explore a variety of techniques, with emphasis placed upon developing unique individual approaches to creative work, exploring previously unexplored avenues of awareness, and developing individual stylistic points of view. Rowan music program graduates have had their works performed professionally throughout the United States. Many continue their study of composition through graduate school and have received fellowships, commissions and awards for their work.