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Information on Submitting Portfolios

Entrance Portfolio: Student should submit a Classical-style Minuet and Trio (or equivalent exercise) from Music 6C, and a free composition for any instrumentation, for electronics, or for a combination of both. Due the last day of instruction in spring quarter. 

Junior Portfolio: Students should submit one or multiple pieces of approximately 5-8 minutes of music, supervised by the composition faculty during its creation, either in MUS 103, MUS 107 or equivalent. You must have received a pass on the Entry Portfolio in order to submit your Junior Portfolio. The Junior Portfolio is also examined to determine if a student should be invited into the honors track. Submissions are not cumulative: only new works should be submitted with each portfolio submission. Due the last day of instruction in winter quarter. 

Senior Portfolio: Students should submit one or multiple pieces of approximately 7-10 minutes of music, including at least one piece for a small ensemble, supervised by the composition faculty during its creation, either in MUS 103, MUS 107, MUS 195, or equivalent. You must have received a pass on the Junior Portfolio in order to submit your Senior Portfolio. Submissions are not cumulative: only new works should be submitted with each portfolio submission. Due the last day of instruction in winter quarter. 

Senior Honors Portfolio: Students should submit one or multiple pieces of approximately 10-13 minutes of original compositions of varied instrumentation and advanced scope. Notifications go out following submission of the Junior portfolio. Completion of honors track course requirements are detailed in the Course catalogue. You must have received a pass on the Junior Portfolio and been invited to be admitted into the honors track in order to submit your Senior Honors Portfolio. Due the last day of instruction in winter quarter. 

Honors Track: Admission to the honors program in composition is by invitation from the entire composition faculty after submission of the junior portfolio. The full composition faculty takes into account not only the student???s current portfolio, but also the student???s previous performance record in MUS 103, MUS 107, MUS 199, composition projects, and music theory classes. Also, the composition faculty considers how well the student engages in compositional opportunities offered by the department, such as writing for and working with professional performers. These opportunities are announced early in the academic year and posted on the website. Typically a faculty member who has worked closely with a student in these activities steps forward to nominate the student and to serve as a mentor for the final honors project. Decisions about admission into the honors track are final. 

Score Submission Links:

Please visit both links below to upload your compositions and to fill out the information form.  

  1. Use the form below to submit your composition file.
  2. Fill out the Music Entrance Portfolio Information form.

Transfer students should submit the entrance portfolio on the final day of fall quarter.

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Portfolio Submission
Instructions

  • Please submit all compositions electronically. In other words, please do not submit physical copies.
  • Each composition should be one file (a full score is required if the work is scored for multiple instruments).
  • Make sure your name is listed on the first page of the composition.
  • When Submitting your Junior and Senior portfolio, please also fill out the form found here.
  • If a composition is “in progress”, please just indicate this on the first page of the score.
  • Alternatively, you may email your attachments to UC_Davi.j0pi7azwm38wihi2@u.box.com 

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