The Composition Program gives participants access to distinguished composers, concerts, and masterclasses while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed environment.
Participants work with composer-in-residence Derek Bermel, John Harbison, and other guest composers in both group and individual settings. The program culminates in a performance of at least one work by each participant. The Festival will assist in assembling colleagues from within the Festival to perform a selected work in the Artists of Tomorrow concert series.
Composition alumni are represented throughout the world and include Sebastian Currier, Vivian Fung, Sean Friar, Derek Bermel, and many others.
Composer lectures present opportunities to learn about and experience the creative process of working composers. These distinguished composers will discuss aspects of their music and inspirations and then accept questions from the audience.