Division Chair: Dr. Stephen Chatman
Considered one of Canada's finest composition programmes, the UBC Composition Division provides an array of opportunities for the creation, exploration and performance of contemporary music. In addition to a variety of course offerings, the division sponsors numerous composition events, including regularly scheduled Student Composer Concerts, seminars, performances by the Contemporary Players ensemble, and the annual UBC Symphony Reading Session. It also frequently hosts world-renowned guest composers and performing ensembles from across Canada and abroad. The School houses a state-of-the-art electronic music studio for students interested in creating works which involve sound synthesis, digital audio editing, or interactive computer music.
Recognized for its rigorous training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the Composition Division has a long tradition of producing many highly successful, award winning composers. With its distinguished faculty, ample performance opportunities, and the resources of one of North America's premiere music schools, the UBC Composition Division offers a programme of exceptional quality to students wishing to pursue a career in music composition.