Missouri Summer Composition Institute

The Missouri Summer Composition Institute (June 21-27, 2020) 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 members of the Khemia Ensemble.

The Institute is open to students entering grades 9-12 and entering college freshmen. Sixteen composers will be selected to participate. The institute fee includes seven nights in a double room in one of Mizzou’s newest residence halls and meals.

    Special Announcement:

    Following the policies announced by the University of Missouri, we must suspend in-person gatherings for this summer. However, we are excited to announce that this year’s Missouri Summer Composition Institute will take place entirely online! Students will still receive the same level of instruction and interaction with our faculty, and will be able to hear the Khemia Ensemble bring their compositions to life.

    Activities include:

    • Daily Notation, Instrumentation, and Repertoire Courses: students will meet together over Zoom each day for courses in notation, repertoire, instrumentation, and audio production, taught by MU’s world-class Music Composition faculty.
    • Daily Private Composition Lessons: Each student will have daily online one-on-one meetings with their Composition instructor to get feedback on their works-in-progress.
    • Workshops with members of the Khemia Ensemble: Members of the Khemia Ensemble will host online workshops demonstrating tips and tricks for instrumental writing.
    • Remote Chamber Music Recording workshop: Students will learn the basics of audio editing, how to generate a click track, and how to compile the Khemia Ensemble’s recordings of their separate instrumental parts into a polished final product.

    Because of the online format, we’re waiving tuition fees for this year. All accepted students will be able to participateabsolutely FREE. Additionally, to accommodate this change, we have extended the application deadline to Friday, May 1st

      2020 Dates: June 21-27, 2020

      Tuition: FREE

      Application: visit our online application

      Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020