Composers ages 14 and up will broaden their horizons and hone their craft in this mix of classes and small group sessions with UMKC composition faculty. This exciting week-long experience helps young composers find their creative voices while improving their musical skills and joining the community of composers and new music lovers. Participants in our standard track will have their compositions critiqued and discussed with distinguished faculty, allowing each composer to grow artistically while creating new music. Focal areas on composition pedagogy and electronic music are also available. Throughout the workshop, composers participate in discussions of notation, music theory, counterpoint, orchestration, and improvisation. Participants will listen to, analyze, and discuss the music of our time as well as the great achievements of the past.
We are proud to announce our partnership with newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, who will be serving as our ensemble in residence for the week!
Read more about the specific opportunities this partnership provides; including the 2019 newEar reading sessions and the Noah Mathew Siegel Scholarship competition.