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Young Composers Project Begins Oct. 22 for Youth in Grades 7–12


Posted 10/12/2017
Submitted by Kate Sheely
Category: Campus Announcements

The Young Composers Project (YCP) at The Hartt School Community Division is for students in grades 7–12 (or homeschool equivalents).

The 2017–18 academic-year program runs from Sunday, October 22, to Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Students may enroll in one of three sessions:
  • Tuesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, 3–4 pm, or
  • Sundays, 4:15–5:15 p.m.
Additional times may be offered based on student interest. There is a waitlist available for students who cannot attend one of the scheduled classes but are interested in participating in the program.
 
 
YCP is for students with an interest in
 
  • learning to express themselves through music
  • gaining a deeper understanding of how music works
  • sharing their music with other students
  • studying with active and enthusiastic mentor composers
  • working with professional musicians
  • hearing their music realized in live performance
 
YCP participants work in small groups with one of the faculty composers in one-hour classes from October to May. The program is directed by Jessica Rudman, Ph.D, an accomplished composer and theorist. Ken Steen, Professor of Composition and Theory at The Hartt School and an active composer who creates music in a variety of genres and styles, serves as advisor.  
 
The small class size fosters a collaborative environment and allows students to spend a considerable amount of time on personal projects.