Compose Yourself Readings: College Division

DiMenna Center , Benzaquen Hall

450 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

Event Details

ACO’s Compose Yourself classes help young composers develop their creativity and learn professional standards in a supportive, hands-on environment; the program has a strong record of preparing students for the rigors of college and beyond. Five college students who have been part of Compose Yourself classes over several years will present original works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

Featured Composers:

Che Buford
Austin Celestin
Marisol Estrella
Cooper Myers
Jonah Murphy

Featured Musicians:

Jonah Murphy, flute
Aaron Haettenschwiller, oboe
Alexander Parlee, clarinets
Cameron West, french horn
Wayne Dumaine, trumpet
Ben Herrington, trombone
John Ferrari, percussion
Ching Chia, piano
Leah Asher and Che Buford, violins
Lev Zhurbin, viola
Tyler J Borden, cello
Evan Runyon, double bass

All audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the Food and Drug Administration and must maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines. Learn more here.

Our Mission & Vision

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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