All music majors complete a comprehensive program in theory and aural skills. Advanced courses are available to theory/composition majors, and are offered as electives to students in other majors.
Our students explore creative opportunities in offerings that include MIDI studio techniques, styles, orchestration, and counterpoint. Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center contains two MIDI studios. The fourth-floor studio is reserved for students in Theory/Composition or enrolled in the MIDI studio techniques course.
BM in Composition
The department offers the Bachelor of Music in Composition. Each composition major is given instruction in private lessons and in sessions involving fellow student composers. Students have many opportunities to have their works performed in the annual Ouachita Composers Symposium and in other recitals and concerts. A senior composition recital is required.