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 for the Fall Semester will be Graphic Scoring. We’ll be continuing and expanding on our exploration of the diversity of approaches that music creators have for communicating their ideas to performers and audiences.
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 via Hybrid and Zoom classes
This Class is for:
HIGH SCHOOL aged students, including rising 9th graders
Classes will meet:
IF COVID regulations allow, classes will meet at the ACO offices at 409 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Students who are not able to attend in person will continue to able to participate Via ZOOM. All students should be prepared for the possibility that classes will continue to be offered solely via ZOOM during the fall semester.
on during the following weeks:
October 4, 11, 18, 25 — November 1, 15, 29 — December 6, 13 — January 3, 10
Days and times
Our classes are scheduled to accommodate our students – they may fall during the week after school or in the early evenings, or on the weekends.
Students are required to attend ALL sessions.
Although we’re open to, and often explore 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.
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