A project of the AMF Institute's Center for New Music, the pre-college composition program, is a summer intensive for composers under 18.
During the six weeks, composers gain valuable experience through weekly lessons, daily seminars, and masterclasses. Each participant works toward the goal of premiering a new work written for one of our resident ensembles.
The program leverages groundbreaking courses offered by our collegiate level Composition Program and provides additional fundamentals courses essential for pre-college aged participants, including theory and ear training.
Those enrolled for four weeks or more have access to our Screen Scoring and Future Music Lab programs. Full-summer composers are eligible to participate in various reading sessions scheduled throughout the summer, including orchestra reading sessions.