The Young Composers Project (YCP) is an established cornerstone of MIM’s education program.  The innovative curriculum serves to instill passion for all music in the region’s youth. Students study composition, notation software, conducting, melodic and rhythmic dictation, theory, music history, solfege, rehearsal/performance, writing a resume, and public speaking.  Students receive weekly one-on-one instruction and bi-monthly group lessons from September through June from composer/teacher, and MIM Education Coordinator, Mark Vance.  Students present a mid-year recital of their original compositions for voice and one instrument of choice at the New Songs for Midwinter concert. Each year’s program culminates with the Young Composers Concerts, where student works are premiered by professional instrumentalists as part of MIM’s SummerFest.

Click HERE for information on the next Concert from the Young Composer’s Project …

Click HERE for the 2016-17 application.


This education program is funded in part by the League of American Orchestras and The Volgenau Foundation.

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