Compose Yourself! Registration - Fall 2018
Compose Yourself! is an acclaimed pre-professional development program for High School aged musicians from the American Composers Orchestra Education Department

• Ten 90 minute classes to push your composing to new levels of creativity and professionalism
• Only 3-4 students per class assures individualized attention
• End-of-semester reading/recording session with some of New York’s finest professional musicians.
• Free access to ACO rehearsals and special events
• Free Skills Classes for interested students

WHEN: Classes take place late afternoon/early evening on Saturdays, and if needed early evening on other days (individual times will be set once registration is complete)

The Fall semester begins the week of September 29 and continues through mid-January

Special Events so far include:
-November 2 - ACO dress rehearsal at Zankel Hall (Carnegie)

WHERE: Classes take place at the American Composers Orchestra offices (494 8th Ave. at 35th St.)

WHO: All classes are taught by ACO Education Director, Kevin James. Mr. James is a renowned New York composer known for his broad musical palette and blazing originality.

HOW MUCH: Compose Yourself classes cost just $40 per session. We request payment for the entire semester of classes at the beginning of the semester ($400).

Scholarships are available - just ask!

When your registration is complete you’ll receive an email from Mr. James with all the information you need for the first class.

Questions? - call Mr. James at 917-509-2580 or email him at kevin@americancomposers.org

Our regular Saturday class schedule for the Fall is as follows:
September 29
October 13, 20, 27
November 3
December 1, 8, 15
January 12
The date of our reading session is tentatively scheduled for Sungday January 20th
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  • IF YOU ARE NEW TO Compose Yourself!

  • AVAILABILITY - classes are 90 minutes. Students are encouraged to sit in on other classes.
    Our standard class times are on Saturdays with start times of 3pm, 4:30 and 6pm. BUT scheduling can be
    challenging and we do our best to accommodate everyone, which means the schedule can vary from semester
    to semester. Specific class times for the coming semester will be confirmed with each of you once our
    registration is complete.

    Please PROVIDE YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR EVERY DAY below
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  • the Skills Class focuses on practical development of listening and transcription skills that are essential to composition.