Jay Walls, Composer Jay Walls, Composer
Harding University Composition Studio Harding University Composition Studio

Are you a student wanting to major in music in college? If so, I encourage you to consider pursuing your ambitions at Harding University. Our fully-accredited school of music has a growing composition studio, and every semester I work with creative people just like you, helping them to hone their music-writing skills. Our graduates have continued their studies with some of the nation's foremost graduate composition programs, including the University of North Texas and Arizona State University.

Harding provides a strong Christian environment to help you to grow spiritually, socially and intellectally, and has been ranked nationally among the top universities for engagement and inspiration. Our students support and encourage one another, as well as develop strong friendships with their mentors. Many study abroad at one of our international campuses or with the Mostly Music summer program in Europe. At our main campus in Searcy, Arkansas, composition students have the opportunity to work with advanced music software, such as Pro Tools and Max MSP, and to collaborate with our budding film program. Projects created either for electronics or live performers are premiered each semester on our New Music Recitals, which involve a significant number of our music majors.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how we can advance your music career in this special environment that you won't just find everywhere. Give us a closer look by reading more here.

Nashville studio visit
Group trip to Nashville: studio control room view
Jay Walls with David Shipps
Jay Walls and David Shipps, orchestrator of a game music project in Nashville