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 2022 Winter 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 except for seminar on January 18, which will be fully remote.

Refreshments will be served.


March 29: SHARING DAY: students in residence in years 2, 4 and 5 who did not share earlier in the year may share their work

April 5: Laura Elise Schwedinger

April 12: Sang Song: UCSD Composer Exchange Student
Music through the Looking Glass: Exploring the Possibility of Perspective Changes in Music

April 19: David Serkin Ludwig

April 26: Alison Yun-Fei Jiang
Composing Landscapes, Experiences, and Narratives

May 3: Rodrigo Bussad

May 10: Christopher Trapani
Microtonal Music with Electronics

May 17: NO SEMINAR TODAY: Instead, attend May 19 event

Thursday, May 19, 8 PM: Attend Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concert performing BRIO by Augusta Read Thomas. Strauss' Ein Heldenleben is featured on the concert

May 24: Signature event featuring Matana Roberts
Sonic Conversations: Matana will present a solo improvisation for saxophone, followed by a round-table discussion led by Augusta Read Thomas with Seth Brodsky, Jennifer Iverson, and Travis Jackson.