High School Composition Intensive

High School Composition Intensive—Boston Conservatory at Berklee Summer Programs

 

July 19–30, 2021

"High School Composition Intensive 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 High School Composition Intensive Participant; Finalist Award Winner, National Young Arts Awards)

Boston Conservatory at Berklee High School Composition Intensive is a two-week program designed to challenge and engage students who are serious about music composition. Young composers will receive individualized lessons and coachings from acclaimed faculty and guest artists who will help them build a toolbox of techniques essential to developing a compositional voice. This includes:

  • Learning how to write quickly and effectively
  • Acquiring rehearsal techniques
  • Developing communication skills for collaborating with professional musicians and colleagues
  • Receiving feedback on revising scores

By the end of the program, each student composer will have developed a portfolio of three works that includes properly notated scores and accompanying audio recordings, performed by the program’s professional ensembles in residence. Students will leave the program with greater confidence in their skills and creativity as composers.

 

Who Should Join

Faculty, Guest Instructors, and Visiting Ensembles

Program Costs

How to Register

Registration Deadline

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