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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music


A Great Environment

composing musicWSU composers work with an outstanding faculty. Graduates have gone on to complete doctorates at prestigious institutions, such as John’s Hopkins University and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. They have won national and international prizes, are published, and their works have been competitively selected for performance at numerous national composer conferences throughout the United States.

Festival of Contemporary Art Music

hand on piano keysEach year for the last 17 years WSU has produced the Festival of Contemporary Art Music, bringing distinguished professional composers from around the country to WSU to enhance the education of all of our students, and especially our composition majors. It is a thrilling experience for everyone.


Click here to listen to several recordings of faculty compositions.
Composition Faculty
Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FoCAM)

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