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 using modern technology.
Composers Institute - July 15-21
As the original JCSP camp, the Institute is a one-week program which primarily focuses on acoustic composition and creative composer-performer collaboration.read more
Songwriters Institute - July 15-21
For students specifically interested in pop music genres, Songwriters offers unique experience in writing lyrics, planning chord charts, and writing and professionally recording an original song while at camp.read more
Composers Studio - July 9-21
The Studio is a two-week residential summer music camp providing students concentrated instruction to take their works to the next level. Each year, Studio features a unique theme and a guest composer experienced in that theme.read more
Seth holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition (University of Iowa) and is currently a professor at Bob Jones University (SC) where he is the chair of the composition and theory department. He is active as a teacher and saxophonist and regularly receives commissions for new works.
Emily completed her M.M. in Music Composition (Bowling Green State University, OH) and has been teaching for 11 years. She resides in North Dakota and freelances as a composer, teacher and performer (vocalist and pianist). Emily first attended Junior Composers as a student in 2003 (the year after the program began) and later began serving on staff.
Sarah Miller holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition (Michigan State University) and has been teaching composition, theory and piano at the MacPhail Center for Music since 1996, serving as Composition Coordinator since 2001. She works with students of all ages and is committed to tailoring her approach to fit her students’ individual needs and objectives.
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