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Bachelor of Music in Composition

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 124

Ready to Compose

For you, life has a rhythm and a sound. You hear it all through music — and you long to express your feelings, your thoughts and your worldview through notes, dynamics and tempo. 

The Composition program at Georgia Southern continuously creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to develop their artistic voice within the musical landscape of the 21st century. An environment that encourages exploration and creative collaboration, supported by first-class sound technology and sophisticated performing spaces, allows our students to create and present a wide range of musical works for acoustic and electronic media. 

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About the Program

For more than 110 years, Georgia Southern University has been recognized for excellence in training teachers, and we’re just getting started. Our students dig in from day one, joining one of our award-winning ensembles or chorales, and getting field experience in area schools. They’re coached by nationally and internationally recognized artist-teachers with decades of experience, and our alumni can be found in some of the best school music programs in the state. 

Program features include:

  • The undergraduate degree in composition includes an introductory class followed by six semesters of individual instruction
  • a weekly forum in which students of all levels present their works and receive feedback from their peers and the faculty
  • Students eligible to participate in several musical ensembles 
  • Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music 


  • Athletic Bands 
  • Wind Ensembles 
  • Percussion Ensembles 
  • Jazz Ensembles 
  • Orchestra 
  • Symphonies 
  • Chorale 
  • Choirs 
  • Opera 
  • Music Technology 

Please visit the audition page for more information about entrance requirements.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Martín Gendelman

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Last updated: 5/18/2023