Young Composers' Workshop 2017


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Fifteen composition students, ages 14-20, will participate in the 2017 Sunset ChamberFest Young Composers' Workshop. Each participating student will be given the opportunity to compose a new work with the instruments clarinet, flute, guitar, violin, cello, and piano which will be workshopped and professionally recorded by Sunset ChamberFest's performing artists. Each student will receive two private lessons from one of the composition faculty prior to the workshop. In addition to the workshop, students will be recognized at the ChamberFest concerts on June 16th, 17th, and 18th. One piece from last year’s workshop will be premiered at these concerts and a piece from the 2017 workshop will be chosen to be premiered the following season. All participants will be admitted free of charge to all ChamberFest concerts.

  • 2 private composition lessons before the festival
  • Recognition in concerts in Los Feliz, Glendale, and Hollywood
  • Electronic music workshop, an interactive demonstration of computer music with Adam Borecki; Lecture by Sean Friar
  • A 30-minute workshop rehearsal of the piece as well as the opportunity to watch other rehearsals
  • 60 minutes rehearsal time by performing artists guaranteed after the initial workshop
  • A professional recording of the piece
  • The chance to have the piece premiered in Sunset ChamberFest 2018

The application period is now over.
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Optional: Apply for need-based financial aid

June 10th - 18th
* Lessons prior to the festival will accommodate student and teacher availability

Workshop events are generously hosted by the Glendale City Church and the performance/recording is hosted by the Brain and Creativity Institute of USC at Cammilleri Hall.

Workshop Fee
The fee for the 2017 SCF Young Composers’ Workshop is $500
Two need-based full scholarships will be provided to students still in high school. Please apply for a scholarship if you qualify.

2017 Composition Faculty