Composition Week provides aspiring young composers with concentrated study in the fundamentals of composition. Through individualized attention, students of all levels of proficiency - from beginner to advanced - work with Westminster faculty members, Stefan Young, Christian Carey and Philip Orr. Students are taught and encouraged to expand their creativity and technique in Westminster’s Music Computing Center with access to their own personal work stations. Classes in style, 20th-century music and musical analysis focus on works by major composers. After a week of daily private lessons and numerous compositions, students perform and record their newly composed pieces in a final concert.
June 28 - July 3, 2015
Daily private lessons
Analysis: college level topics
Lab time with Finale coach
Participate in final concert (parents, family and friends are invited to attend)
Faculty composers share their works
Show-and-Tell for campers to share past compositions