Composition Seminar

Students, Professor Augusta Read Thomas sit down with composer Philip Glass

Student and faculty composers meet weekly for composition seminars to discuss issues related to musical materials, imagination, design, aesthetics, and compositional techniques with leaders in the field from across the globe.

Seminar meetings during the 2023 Autumn Quarter will take place in the Logan Center for the Arts Penthouse on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:20 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

When artists are joining via Zoom, students are still expected to meet in-person in the Penthouse.

Refreshments will be served starting at 4:40 p.m.


September 26: Welcome back: Student Summer Wrap-Up, Preview of School Year’s Events.

October 3: Sarah Hennies / Bard College (via Zoom)

October 10: Jennifer Bellor / University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Recent works: Music for Voice, Orchestra, and Animation

October 17: Sungji Hong / University of North Texas - Compositional Process in Recent Chamber Music

October 24: Daniel Asia / University of Arizona

October 31: Student-led (group, and individual) project presentations*. CHIMEFEST and Carillon discussions with David Bird and Alex Johnson.

November 7: Christopher Theofanidis / Yale University - One Mind : Thinking Heterophonically

November 14: Student Share; participants and schedule to be determined

November 28: Andreia Pinto-Correia - On Musical Language, Literary Influences, and Creative Process