Junior Composers Summer Programs 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.
Since 2002, students from across the country have attended our residential summer camps for composers age 14-20. JCSP is sponsored by the North Central Region of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
JCSP is for students who want to develop their music composition talents. Students are expected to compose at least one work during each program under the mentoring of our professional faculty. Each week ends with live salon performances of new student works.
All of our programs are held at Ferguson Hall at the University of Minnesota School of Music (Minneapolis). This state-of-the-art facility has wireless access, various music technology equipment, 70 security-monitored practice rooms, four small ensemble and three large ensemble rehearsal rooms, the Ultan Recital Hall, and “smart” classrooms.