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Master of Music in Composition

EMU Graduate Catalog Description



The Master of Music in Composition program prepares students for a career as a professional composer. The curriculum includes private composition lessons, supportive courses, opportunities for the performance of student works, and residencies by distinguished composers such as John Corigliano and Joan Tower, as part of the bi-annual EMU Music Now Fest. This program provides a strong foundation for doctoral study.


Applicants will need to submit two original compositions.


EMU Composer-In-Residence

Anthony Iannaccone

Anthony Iannaccone (born New York City, 1943) studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers were Vittorio Giannini, Aaron Copland, and David Diamond. He has taught at Eastern Michigan University since 1971.

His catalogue of approximately 50 published works includes three symphonies, smaller works for orchestra, several large works for chorus and orchestra, numerous chamber pieces, large works for wind ensemble, and several extended a cappella choral compositions. His music is performed by major orchestras and professional chamber ensembles in the US and abroad. He is an active conductor of both new music and standard orchestral repertory.


More information is available at www.tritone-tenuto.com/iannaccone.htm andwww.iannacconeworks.com.



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