Advanced Young Composers Project

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

The Advanced Young Composers Project focuses on orchestration: covering 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 Festival 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.


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2019-20 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.

Sept. 7, 2019 – First Class
Sept. 14 – String Quintet
Sept. 21 – Harp
Sept. 28
Oct. 5 – Brass Quintet
Oct. 19 – Horns
Oct. 26
Nov. 2 – Percussion
Nov. 9 – Timpani
Nov. 16 – Piano/Keyboards
Nov. 23 – Wind Quintet
Jan. 18 – ADDED GUEST COMPOSER SESSION (Optional): YCP Alum Robert Lopez-Hanshaw Teaches Choral Composition
Jan. 25
Feb. 8
Feb. 15 – Music Librarian Day
Mar. 14 – Rough Draft Due – REMOTE CLASS
Apr. 4
Apr. 18 – Score and Parts Preparation
Apr. 25 – Final Project Due
May 2 – Final Assessment Exam
May 9
May 17, 2019 – Orchestra Reading Session 2:00 PM (Catalina Foothills HS)