Computer Music Composition

Computer Music Composition

Master of Music (M.M.)

The following information is for entry into the 2025-26 school year.

Prescreening Requirements

All computer music composition applicants must submit a prescreening portfolio via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Portfolio should include:

  • Three to four original works. The medium can be electronic, instruments with electronics, or acoustic with no electronics. Please include at least one work that uses electronics. Submit audio recordings or performance videos, as well as program notes. Please also submit PDF scores, patches, and other documentation, as appropriate for each work.
    • Electronic compositions can include fixed-media audio, video with audio soundtrack, and fixed or interactive media with a live performance component.
    • For multichannel works, please submit a stereo mixdown.
  • A chronological list of completed compositions (in PDF format), including date of composition, medium, duration, and any performances.

Interview Requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live interview after a review of all prescreening portfolios.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your interview:

  • January 17, 2025
  • February 7, 2025
  • March 7, 2025

Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes in length and include a brief ear-training examination (identification of intervals, triads, etc.).

International applicants are welcome to travel to Bloomington, but we can also offer the possibility of conducting the interview virtually. Please email to request an international virtual interview.

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