MUSIC COMPOSITION

WE HELP GET YOU THERE

Majoring in music composition can take many forms. Some schools offer composition majors in limited specific genres, while others have more open-ended, genre-bending programs. Some students want to emulate their heroes in jazz and classical composition, while others hope to strike out and develop their own unique style and musical voice.
Studying music composition in college means diving into what makes certain styles sound distinct from others. From chord structure and the philosophy of melody and harmony to cultural aspects that left an impression on the music, these are all subjects the composition major in college must tackle..

With the guidance of our consultants and their list of best-fit music performance schools in hand, an IMS student has a greatly increased chance of getting into the school that is right for them.

Through rigorous exploration of the student’s interests, career aspirations, and enrichment goals, we develop an individualized preparatory program of mock musical theater auditions, portfolio development, and admissions interview strategies with decades of experience in music education admissions.

Our commitment to one-on-one support and guiding students through the admissions process has launched hundreds of fruitful educational journeys.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

HOW CAN IMS HELP?

Finding the right school for you

At the end of our preparatory program, we develop a personalized list of schools the student should apply to based on several factors:

  • Interest - What aspects of this area of study inspire the student?

  • Skill Level - Our recommendations aim to be constructive environments where the student in question will thrive.

  • Career Prospects - What does the student wish to do with their music degree?

Where our students end up

IMS students have been accepted to such elite schools as:

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

  • OBERLIN CONSERVATORY

  • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY

  • PEABODY INSTITUTE

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

THREE PLANS TO GET YOU THERE

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OUR BASIC PLAN

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success

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INCLUDES PERSONALIZED LIST

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria

PLATINUM

$39

Per Month

WORKING WITH YOU UNTIL
MAY 1 OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria
  • Private consultations with IMS experts
  • Review of college applications including the Common App
  • Essay and resume editing
  • Portfolio and pre-screening video assistances
  • Guidance on scholarship consideration
  • Advisement on summer camps and similar events
  • Repeat of mock auditions, assessments, and simulated interviews

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