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.