Types of Comps Projects

Comps projects may arise from course work, recitals, and/or independent study, so that they might meaningfully build on past efforts to build new expertise. There are three comps options:

  1.  A thesis-driven research paper of substantial length on a theoretical, historical, ethnomusicological, critical, or performance-related subject.
  2. A performance of significant work or works.
  3. An original composition and its performance.

Students should be in ongoing communication with relevant faculty members from the earliest possible stage and certainly early enough to consider suggestions for Winter Term registration. Keep in mind that faculty are occasionally on leave and students should check schedules with their prospective adviser well in advance.