The ACO Compose Yourself! program is designed to help young composers develop positive approaches to creativity, learn professional standards of notation, and develop strong orchestration technique in a supportive, hands-on environment.
This class is great for high schoolers who are interested in music creation, whether they’ll be attempting their first score, or have already been composing for years, whether they’re writing pop songs, jazz or the next great symphony.
STUDENT INTEREST IN ANY AND ALL GENRES IS WELCOME.
Our THEME this fall revolved around the study of genre. This spring we’ll be expanding that conversation to explore how composers begin to develop their own creative “voice”.
All Compose Yourself! classes are taught by ACO Education Director, Kevin James
Special Note: it is not necessary to be local to New York to participate in Compose Yourself!. During COVID we’ve been able to accommodate students from across the world, and will continue to do so.
This Class is for:
HIGH SCHOOL aged students (advanced 8th graders may inquire)
Classes will meet:
During the weeks preceding:
March 6, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 22, 29
Our readings session will take place in late May or early June, but because of Covid, all specifics are TBD
There are usually 2 or 3 sections of classes – in normal times, most are scheduled on Saturdays. For now, scheduling will revolve around student availability and classes may also be scheduled in the afternoons or early evenings during the week.
TBD – we strive to accommodate all interested students, so class times will be set once all registrations are received.
Students are required to attend ALL sessions.
Although we’re open to alternative approaches, students need to be able to read music.
*Scholarships are available. ACO is committed to assuring that all interested students are able to participate, regardless of need. Look for the appropriate check box on the registration form below
Fill out and submit the form below – you’ll need to scroll through this section to see all the questions. When you hit “Submit”, you’ll receive a confirmation that your registration has been received.
If you have any questions or would like further information on how you child could benefit from ACO Education programming, contact Kevin James, Education Director: 212.977.8495 ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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