Regular concerts of new student compositions provide the unique and essential experience of hearing your works performed, and allows you the opportunity to gauge your progress in relation to that of your peers. Works of established 20th-century composers are performed by the New Music Ensemble and the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

The program also stresses collaborative opportunities with other creative majors on campus, such as filmmakers and dancers.


Graduates from the Composition-Music MM program are prepared to carry on toward a doctorate or for future careers as

  • composers,
  • conductors,
  • music directors,
  • performers,
  • professors/educators and
  • speaker/lecturers.

Career Services

Boyer College of Music and Dance provides small class sizes, intimate performance ensembles and a tight-knit academic community. Faculty members mentor students on an individual basis, helping them seek out internships and job opportunities.

You may also connect with the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.