Composition instruction is offered through the Applied Music Program and requires an audition. Interested students should be prepared to submit at least two contrasting original compositions in both notated score and audio formats. Please go to the Applied Program site for additional information.
Below are a collection of recordings and videos of music by former composition students in SMC's Applied Music Program that demonstrate their diversity, creativity, and imagination. Many of our composition students are also active performers and most have gone on to transfer to university music programs in film scoring and composition. Some are currently flourishing as composers/performers/arrangers in the entertainment and film industry. The composition faculty at SMC includes Dr. David Goodman, Dr. Brian Driscoll, and Dr. Dave Kopplin.
"Sleep, Darksome, Sleep" Music by Louis Stephens (Choir conducted by Dr. Brian Driscoll)
"Autumnal Suite" Music by Jeff Findley (Andrea Whitt, Viola and Bernard Bayer, Piano)
The Bodmer Oak
"De Profundis" Music by Maria Moraru (composer, pianist, and conductor)
"The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse" Music by Maria Moraru (composer and pianist)
"Trio-Mvt 3" Music by Chris Durian
"Changes" Music by Anoush Saboktakin
"Terminator 3-Opening Scene" Music by Anoush Saboktakin
"Prelude for Flute and Piano" Music by Su Young Cho
"Der Totentanz" Music by Ariel Clark (1984-2007)
"Rags to Riches" Music by Ariel Clark