"This is an amazing place. You have dance, drama, film—all of these artists to collaborate with and be influenced by, in a creative atmosphere.” — Caroline Shaw, 2013 Pulitzer Prize Composer

The Composition program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts takes you through all stages of developing and refining your voice.  You will have individualized instruction with established, experienced mentors and a wide range of performance opportunities, helping you develop the tools to create your own success. Nestled in a community that values a vibrant arts culture and on a campus where the focus is all the arts and nothing but the arts, UNCSA is a haven for creative innovation.

The composition program offers a high school diploma, undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree, graduate Master of Music degree and a post-graduate Performing Artist Certificate.


Composition Faculty
Dedicated to creating artists, entrepreneurs and leaders.