The outstanding programs and facilities of the Computer Music Department add another exciting dimension to composition at Peabody. The three-track Master's program in Computer Music was created for students seeking a graduate degree in applied Computer Music, with concentrations in conservatory-level Composition, Performance/Concert Production or Research/Technology. The Master's program prepares students for advanced work in areas of music where multimedia and technology occupy an essential role.
Of special interest to composers is the Composition track which allows a concentration on creating music utilizing computer music systems in conjunction with traditional instruments and ensembles. Students work with the latest digital synthesis hardware and software, and learn through private and classroom instruction to develop composition techniques which take advantage of the unique capabilities of electronic and digital music technology.
Composition Department students can take minor lessons with Computer Music Department faculty to incorporate technology into their acoustic compositions.
Students pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition degree at Peabody have the option of doing so with a concentration in Computer Music. This option allows advanced students to pursue multimedia and technology-assisted composition in addition to working with conventional resources.