May 25, 2024  
Juilliard Extension Division Spring 2024 
Juilliard Extension Division Spring 2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Writing and arranging music can be an exciting and rewarding enterprise. Yet the most proficient composers must have the necessary skills in order to effectively carry out their creative impulses, including a knowledge of music theory, an understanding of the various instruments and their capabilities, a solid grasp of compositional principles and techniques, and familiarity with music notation software. These courses cover the broad range of essential compositional skills and techniques. Some courses are designed for those with little to no experience (and it is strongly recommended that these students also register for a course in music theory), while others are for students with established skills who wish to expand their knowledge and strengthen their work. In nearly all courses, students hear their works performed by Juilliard College Division musicians.

Certificate Information

The Certificate in Composition at Juilliard Extension is a comprehensive program designed for aspiring composers. With a minimum of 20 credits, students will delve into various aspects of composition, including foundational courses in composition, advanced composition, orchestration, and advanced orchestration. They will also develop their keyboard skills through either Keyboard Skills or Piano class. Additionally, students can choose an elective from subjects like score reading, orchestral conducting, or scoring to picture, providing them with a well-rounded education in composition.

Application Information

An application is required for most composition offerings to be considered for enrollment.

Click here to apply for Elements of Composition; Composition; Advanced Composition; or Composition SeminarApplication deadline: Wednesday, January 3; 5pm ET.

Click here to apply for Orchestration or Advanced OrchestrationApplication deadline: Friday, January 5; 5pm ET.


Composition (For Credit)

Composition (Non-Credit)