Missouri Summer Composition Institute

The Missouri Summer Composition Institute (or "Summer COMP"), is an exciting opportunity for some of Missouri’s young composers to come together for one week of learning and interacting with other creative minds. Participants will receive composition lessons from MU faculty and compose a piece to be premiered at the end of the week by a resident ensemble.

The Institute is open to students entering grades 9-12 and entering college freshmen. Eight advanced division composers and eight intermediate division composers will be selected to participate. The institute fee includes 6 nights in a double room in one of Mizzou’s newest, air-conditioned residence halls and meals.

    2019 Dates: June 16-22, 2019

    Tuition: $100, due on or before the first day of camp

    All current and former COMP Festival winners will receive a full scholarship to the Missouri Summer Composition Institute.

    Application Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019 (scores and recordings must be received by this date)

    Enrollment: visit our online application (link TBA)

    To apply, please fill out the online application above and submit by Monday, April 22nd:

    • A score and recording of (1) representative composition (live performance preferred, but MIDI recording acceptable);
    • A list of completed works


    You may pay your $100 tuition fee in one of the following ways:

    • By phone (credit card): 573-882-2605
    • In person (cash or check), 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia MO
      • Checks payable to: MU School of Music (include CAMP NAME + student name in memo)
    • By mail (check only; do not mail cash) to Community Music Program, 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211

    Materials can be uploaded in the online application, emailed to Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative at gotlibj@missouri.edu, or mailed to:

    Summer COMP
    c/o Jacob Gotlib
    138 Fine Arts Building
    University of Missouri School of Music
    Columbia, MO 65211

    For more information, please contact Jacob Gotlib at gotlibj@missouri.edu or (573) 884-9478.