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In the Intermediate Young Composers Project, you’ll focus on the fundamentals of composition needed to succeed as a composer, building on the basics of the Introductory level class: melodic construction, development of motives, form and instrumentation. The final project is a wind quintet or brass quintet composition performed by the TSO Ensembles at the Young Composers Festival in May.

2020-21 Class Schedule

Classes take place on the Saturdays listed below, from 1:00-3:00 PM. The three Musician Workshops will be held in person, in the Performance Hall at the Tucson Symphony Center (2175 N. 6th Ave), and socially distanced following CDC guidelines. All other classes will be held remotely on Zoom. Deadlines are noted in blue.

FIRST SEMESTER, 2020
Oct. 3 – First Class

Oct. 10
Oct. 17 – Brass Quintet Workshop
Oct. 24 – Class Change/Payment Due Deadline
Oct. 31
Nov. 7 – String Quintet Workshop
Nov. 14
Nov. 21
Dec. 5 – Wind Quintet Workshop (POSTPONED, reschedule TBD)
Dec. 12

SECOND SEMESTER, 2021
Jan. 16
Jan. 23
Jan. 30 – Guest Speaker TSO Composer in Residence, Dan Coleman
Feb. 6
Feb. 20 – Guest Speaker TSO Orchestra Librarian, Carrie White
Mar. 6
Mar. 13 – Rough Draft Due
Mar. 27
Apr. 10
Apr. 17
Apr. 24 – Final Project Due
May 1 – Conducting Session with TSO Music Director, Jose Luis Gomez
May 8 – Final Assessment

Young Composers Festival
May 14 – 6 PM
May 15 – 10 AM / 2 PM
May 16 – 2 PM