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 2020-21 Spring Quarter will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:20 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2021

Mar 30: Tom Blancart (Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen)

Apr 6: Anahita Abbasi (UC San Diego)

Apr 13: Fernanda Navaro (Arizona State University)

Apr 20: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (Eastman School of Music)

Apr 27: Will Myers (University of Chicago)

May 4: Brad Garton (Columbia University)

May 11: Felipe Lara (Peabody Conservatory)

May 18: Yvette Jackson (Harvard University)

May 25: Clay Mettens (University of Chicago)

Winter 2021

Jan 12: Sam Pluta

Jan 19: Anna Webber

Jan 26: Taylor Brook

Feb 2: Yihsien Chen (UCSD exchange)

Feb 9: Marc Downie, Lecturer in the Dept of Film and Media Studies

Feb 16: Marcos Balter, Professor at the University of California San Diego

Feb 23: Sharing Day

Mar 2: Rodrigo Costanza

Mar 9: Nina Young, Assistant Professor at USC