Music Composition, B.M.

Mission Statement

The Biola University Conservatory of Music is a community of artist-teachers and gifted young musicians striving for the highest artistic achievement to the glory of God.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music in Composition, students will be able to:


Apply historical and theoretical understanding to the analysis of musical forms, processes, structures and masterpieces from the western art music tradition.


Describe how they intend to integrate their faith in their anticipated future professional activities.


Demonstrate basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, dictation, conducting, voice and piano.


Apply their stylistic, theoretical, interpretive and technical skills and understanding to create and perform personal, communicative performances on their primary instrument.


Apply their knowledge of compositional techniques and the musical elements (form, melody, harmony, etc.) to write original compositions.


Demonstrate artistic maturity in terms of their craft creativity, clarity of expression on the written page, and efficiency in writing for established deadlines.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.