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Summer Composition Academy


Want to learn how to write music? 
Want to develop your current composition skills? 

The WVU Summer Composition Academy will give you the opportunity to learn from WVU composition faculty. This camp will take place June 20-24, 2022 and will include individual lessons, group lessons, and a concert of music created by the students. 

Class Description
During this academy, students will receive private instruction and also attend informative seminars held daily by WVU faculty. Students should expect to work on the following topics: 

  • How to write effective melodies
  • Expanding knowledge of harmonies and harmonic progressions
  • How to deal with structure/form in composition
  • Film Music/Video Game Music Primer
  • Understanding texture in music composition
  • How to orchestrate and write effective music for the given instruments of the final composition
  • Writing for voice


SESSION (5-days)     Dates
 June 20-24
 Morning Session
 10 AM -12 PM 

 Individual lessons
 1 PM - 3 PM

 Evening Session
 3 - 4 PM
 Creative Arts Center
FEE  $140.00 + $10.00 processing fee
 (all sessions and individual lessons included)

The Composition Academy is for high school students (with beginner or advanced level of composition skills) and the only prerequisite is the ability to read music.

Click her for the Tentative Schedule
Summer Composition Academy