John Adams Young Composers Program Workshop

John Adams Young Composers Program Workshop

Ages 10 to 18

When: TBA

Tuition: TBA

Registration fee: $25

Crowden's John Adams Young Composers program was founded in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, who has a long association with Crowden, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The heart of our mission is to guide and mentor our students through the formative stages of their creative growth as composers.

Ages 10 to 18

Students in class


John Adams Young Composers Program Workshop

Course Description

A note about COVID: Crowden’s summer programs are subject to change based on evolving public health guidelines. If programs must be cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions, Crowden will refund tuition payments.

2021 workshop information is coming soon!

A fun and creative workshop for young composers of all levels! Our accomplished faculty and guest artists provide guidance and feedback as participants hone their original work. The camp culminates in a public performance of student works by professional musicians.

Daily classes include an exploration of traditional and contemporary chamber music, as well as discussions of composition techniques and instrument demonstrations. In addition, each student receives a weekly hour-long private lesson with our expert faculty.

Come create something!

Placement interview required.

Click here for fall or spring semesters in the John Adams Young Composers Program, available year-round!

Crowden is working carefully to reopen our campus. » Click here to learn more about our reopening and COVID-19 response plans.
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