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High School Composition Intensive (HSCI)

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July 9–20, 2018

Please be advised that the HSCI summer 2018 program is currently full and we are no longer accepting applications.

The 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. All 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, including the Worcester Chamber Music Society.

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.