May 23, 2016 – 5:30 PM
Dodge Hall, Columbia University (Room 112)
Admission is free but seating is limited. Reservation required.
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ACO’s Compose Yourself! education program will feature a reading session/performance of the newest works by nine talented high school composers. Each of the young composers will have a new a cappella vocal work performed during this session. The program takes place in an open-reherasal format intended to encourage interaction between the composers and performers.
Compose Yourself! is focused on helping the students to develop positive approaches to creativity, learning professional standards of preparation, and developing basic compositional skills in a supportive, hands-on environment. This semester, these young composers have been working in small group lessons and coaching with ACO education director Kevin James. The May 23 session is a pivotal moment in this process, when the students not only hear their ideas realized by respected singers, but also learn to interact with those musicians in a professional setting.