FAMcamps | Composition Academy

July 24–28 or July 31–Aug. 4 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Required Rehearsal/Performance Saturday, Aug. 5 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages 11–15
Instructor Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (Chickasaw)

In this workshop setting, world-renowned composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate will teach the fundamentals of composing for classical string quartet with an emphasis on infusing scores with cultural influences. After five days of individualized instruction, participants will debut their new works for their community, families and friends on Saturday, Aug. 5 in the FAM Five Moons Theater. Student attendance at the Saturday morning rehearsal and subsequent afternoon performance is required.

All prospective participants must be able to read music and play at least one instrument. Students will be provided with an electric keyboard and may bring other instruments of their choice. Each session is limited to 6 students.

This camp requires an application, which opens Monday, March 6 and closes Sunday, March 19 at 11:59 p.m. Families will be notified of final application decision by March 31.

Applications for Composition Academy have closed. Please check back next spring!