Program Overview: The Festival’s summer music Composition Program gives students access to distinguished composers, concerts, and masterclasses while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed environment. Students work with composers-in-residence Derek Bermel and Andreia Pinto Correia, as well as guest composers in both group and individual settings. 2022 guests will be Aaron Jay Kernis and Augusta Read Thomas. Recent guests have included Steven Mackey, Melinda Wagner, Samuel Adler, John Harbison, and Missy Mazzoli. The program culminates in a performance of at least one work by each student. The Festival will assist in assembling colleagues from within the Festival to perform a selected work in a Young Artist Series concert.
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