Introductory YCP

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Intro YCP

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

In the Introductory Young Composers Project, you’ll learn the fundamentals of music theory and composition needed to succeed as a composer: melodic construction, development of motives, form and introductory instrumentation. The final project is a string quintet composition performed by the TSO String Quintet at the Young Composers Reading Sessions in May.


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 Fridays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Jones Room at the Tucson Symphony Center (2175 N. 6th Ave)

September 8 – First Class
September 22
September 29
October 13
November 3
November 10
November 17
December 15
January 19
January 26
February 9
February 16
March 9
March 16
March 23 – Rough Draft due
April 6
April 13
April 27
May 4 – Final Project due
May 11 – Final Assessment Exam
May 18 – String Quintet Reading Session 7:00 PM (Tucson Symphony Center)