How many students are in the studio?
There are between 15-20 enrolled students in the music composition program.
What are the performance opportunities for composers at UA?
There are many opportunities for composers in the School of Music. There are two student composers concerts each year. It is common for students to organize additional concerts both on and off-campus. Additionally, the University Symphony Orchestra holds an orchestral reading of selected student works every other year.
There are numerous opportunities for collaborative projects for interested students, such as working with choreographers and dancers from the School of Dance and filmmakers from the School of Theatre, Film and Television. The composition area encourages this type of collaborative creative work. The School of Music has over 400 students, many who are committed to learning new music and working with composers.
Are there Scholarships and Fellowships available?
Yes. There are scholarships and financial awards for eligible applicants (including fellowship awards, graduate teaching assistantships and tuition waivers). For more information contact the music office or the composition faculty. Also see the UA’s Graduate College Financial Resources Page
What is the music scene like in Tucson?
Tucson has a exceptional arts scene. You can visit an exhibit at one of the city’s fascinating museums, galleries, or historic sites. Or attend a live symphony, opera, or theatrical performance by some of the many performance organizations. See the links below:
- UA Presents
- The Tucson Symphony Orchestra
- Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
- Arizona International Film Festival
- Arizona Opera
- Arizona Ballet
- Tucson Jazz Festival
Want to learn more about what Tucson has to offer?