Junior Composers challenges talented music students to transform performance and creativity into a fuller expression of themselves. Music theory and composition are put into practice with student-led music-making in partnership with outstanding professional artists.

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This is our second year to qualify for the special opportunity of participating in this online fundraiser. All donations on GiveMN are made with a credit or debit card... no checks to write or envelopes to lick! Your information is secure and your satisfaction is immediate. For each donation made with GiveMN, you will receive a tax receipt via email instantly.

We appreciate your support that allows us to continue to impact today's youth by providing services that develop their musical abilities.  Thank you for believing in us and in our programs.

You can help us by sending this link to your teachers, family, and special friends that have seen how you've been touched by being a part of the Junior Composers experience. Then click the button to give.


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Avivo workshop held in conjunction                                                        with Junior Composers Summer Programs

Avivo held its third Teacher Training Institute July 11-12 at the University of Minnesota in Mi

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What do Call of the Birds, Panic Attack, Lens Distort, It’s Going to be Okay, and The Journey Home have in common? These are some of the titles of new music created in just one week at the Junior Composers Summer Programs and featured in a Final Salon on July 23. Thirty-two students from around the U.S.

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Junior Composers Summer Programs was featured in an article on Minnesota Public Radio's website.   Daniel Nass interviewed Catherine ​Besonen (JCSP treasurer) ​and Pat Steege (Administrative Director).

We are excited by MPR's interest in JCSP and thankful for their support of our students over the years, through programs like Minnesota Varsity.

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