ACO Compose Yourself! helps young composers develop positive approaches to creativity, learn professional standards of notation, and develop strong orchestration technique in a supportive, hands-on environment.
ACO Compose Yourself! has been active over the past several years at Frank Sinatra HS for the Arts, Talent Unlimited HS, Brooklyn HS for the Arts, and Celia Cruz HS for the Arts. Isn’t it time to add your school to this list?
American Composers Orchestra is committed to making our programs available to all interested schools and students – we are often able to partner in raising funds necessary to subsidize the Compose Yourself! program in part or in full. Just ask!
Kevin James (he/him) is a noted educator, a world-class performer and composer, a writer, a thinker and an obsessive problem solver. His groundbreaking models for community engagement and out of school arts education for disadvantaged children have had a dramatic impact on the lives of countless children and have influenced the work of dozens of organizations in New York City and beyond. He’s served on several university advisory boards and regularly sits on selection committees and expert panels.
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