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.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Penthouse (9th floor) of the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637) on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:20 pm. Wine, beer, and snacks are served.

Autumn 2019

10/1: Tania Leon CCCC Distinguished guest composer

10/8: Patricia Barber

10/15: Hunter Brown

10/22: Meeting: organization of and logistics for student-led concerts

10/29: Camden Reeves (pianist Tom Hicks will be performing some of his music live)

11/5: Plena Libre, our Ensemble-In-Residence, performs then leads discussion about the CCCC composition project, plans and collaboration methods

11/12: Justin Weiss

11/19: Ashkan Behzadi, CCCC Postdoctoral Researcher

11/26: Bryan Jacobs

12/3: David T. Little

Winter 2020

1/7Paula Matthusen

1/14Andrew Stock

1/21Peter Ablinger

1/28:  Stephen Taylor

2/4Yvonne Wu

2/11:  Osnat Netzer

2/18Clare Longendyke, Director, Chamber Music Program, Artist-in-Residence

2/25 : No Seminar.  Instead, all are encouraged to attend CHIMEFest.

3/3Plena Libre, Ensemble-in-Residence – There will be an optional post Seminar dinner and activity. NOTE: This Seminar and the post-seminar activities will take place in Fulton Recital Hall.

3/10Chris Paul Harman NOTE: CPH will be a guest composer of CCCC and will be offering private and master-class-style composition lessons on March 11, 12 and 13.


3/31: David Ludwig  - This will be rescheduled for later in the quarter.

4/7: Welcome, course overview, and sharing day

4/14: Hilda Paredes, presented by Ensemble Dal Niente

4/21: Zosha Di Castri

4/28: Anthony Cheung

5/5: Discussion of next year’s student-led projects (Faculty will attend.)

5/12:  Missy Mazzoli

5/19: Jack Hughes

5/26: Clay Mettens

6/2: Joungbum Lee