Composition and Musicianship Department
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Composition and Musicianship



Songwriting gives students the skills and knowledge to best express themselves through song. Participants will study music theory and performance skills while examining classic songs.  Read More

Composition/Theory Private Lessons


Private lessons are available in composition and music theory.  Read More

Young Composers Project (Oct.–May)


The Young Composers Project inspires students in grades 7–12 to express themselves creatively in music. This unique program is designed for students of all experience levels and aims to provide each student with the skills necessary to develop his or her own voice as a composer.  Read More

Young Composers Project: Summer Edition


The Young Composers Project (YCP) Summer Edition is a five-day intensive workshop for for students in grades 7–12, or homeschool equivalents, interested in writing music. Each year focuses on a different musical topic.  Read More

Musicianship Classes


The Hartt Community Division offers its students musicianship classes at the main campus. These classes are designed to supplement weekly private lessons and ensemble work.  Read More

Conducting Basics


A 6-week-long introduction to the fundamentals of conducting.  Read More

The Chinese Music Tradition


Explore Chinese culture and broaden your musical experiences by delving into The Chinese Music Tradition. For students in grades 2 through adults.  Read More