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Advanced YCP

Check this page for class schedule changes, composition resources, and class assignments.

The Advanced Young Composers Project covers the principals of harmony, voice leading, form, score reading and ear training. You’ll compose short works for each class which are played by visiting TSO ensembles. The final project is an orchestral work performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the Young Composers Reading Sessions in May. Many graduates from this program have continued to pursue composition at the undergraduate and graduate level at universities and conservatories across the United States.


In celebration of Make Music Day 2018, MakeMusic is hosting a composition contest for young composers, aged 13-21. The winner will receive cash and other prizes. In addition, their composition will be performed live in select cities as part of national Make Music Day celebrations on June 21st, 2018. Submission Deadline is April 15, 2018. Contest details here:

New this year! Get your YCP comp tickets through TEAMtix: 
Register for TEAMtix!

2017-18 Class Schedule

Class meets on Saturdays in the Jones Room at the Tucson Symphony Center (2175 N. 6th Ave). Class is from 1:00-3:00 PM unless otherwise stated.

September 9 – First Class
September 23 – String Quintet
September 30 – Wind Quintet       
October 7 – Harp
October 14 – Piano/Keyboard
November 4 – Four horns           
November 11 – Brass Quintet
**November 18 – CLASS TIME CHANGE: 2:00-4:00 PM
December 16
January 20
January 27 – Percussion
February 10 – Timpani 
February 17
March 10
**March 17 – CLASS TIME CHANGE: 2:00-4:00 PM
March 24 – Rough Draft due
April 7
April 14
April 28 – Final Project due
May 5 – Final Assessment Exam
May 19 – Orchestra Reading Session 7:00 PM (Catalina Foothills HS)                        
May 20 – Orchestra Reading Session 2:00 PM (Catalina Foothills HS)