High School Composition Intensive (HSCI)


Boston Conservatory at Berklee High School Composition Intensive summer program

July 8, 2019–July 19, 2019

"HSCI is such a fantastic experience that connects young composers with performers, something that is vital when learning how to write music. I always advocate for composers to get acquainted with instrumentalists, and Boston Conservatory's High School Composition program really achieves this."—Charles (Former HSCI Participant; Finalist Award Winner, National Young Arts Awards)

High School Composition Intensive (HSCI) is a two-week program designed to challenge and engage students who are serious about music composition. Young composers will take part in a rigorous daily practice of composition through faculty-led private and studio composition lessons.

During the program, participants will build a toolbox of techniques that are essential on the path to finding their voice. Students will learn how to write quickly and effectively with limited time to wait for "inspiration to strike." They will discover the rehearsal techniques of professional musicians and ensembles and will have an opportunity to attend lectures by working composers on their music and processes.

Ultimately, each student composer will develop a portfolio of works for collegiate applications and experience their work being performed by professional musical ensembles.

By the end of this two-week intensive, students will have an improved fluency in notating their compositions, and greater confidence in their skill and creativity as composers.

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Questions? Contact the Berklee Summer Programs Office by email at summer@berklee.edu or by phone at 617-747-2245. View additional contact information.