The Composition Studio of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music provides the opportunity for composers to study composition at a nationally recognized conservatory of music and selective liberal arts college. Our students receive comprehensive pre-professional training in music composition and we emphasize frequent performances of students' instrumental and vocal chamber music. We also provide exceptional opportunities for orchestral and large ensemble readings and performance.

Composition News

Welcome Freshmen! – Composition Meeting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
Welcome to Lawrence! All freshmen interested in the B.Mus. in Music Theory/Composition or in composition classes are asked to attend the Academic Information Meeting (AIM) for Music Theory/Composition on Thursday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Music-Drama 259.

Freshmen – Academic Information Meeting

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 7:55pm
All freshmen interested in the B.Mus. in Music Theory/Composition or in composition classes are invited to attend the Academic Information Meeting (AIM) for Music Theory/Composition on Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Music-Drama 259.

Welcome Week – Academic Information Meeting

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:52pm
The Academic Information Meeting (AIM) for Music Theory/Composition will take place Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Shattuck 259. All freshmen interested in the B.Mus. in Music Theory/Composition or in composition classes are invited to attend. Information about enrollment in composition courses will be discussed.

Daniel Miller ’13, composition major, awarded $25000 Watson Fellowship for Exploration of Natural Soundscapes and Computer Music

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 6:28am
Very exciting news for acoustic/electronic composer and senior composition major, Daniel Miller. Click here for more details!  

LSO plays Nolan Veldey ’13 and Evan Williams ’11

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:13am
The January 25 Lawrence Symphony Orchestra concert will feature an unprecedented TWO world premieres by Lawrence student (and former student) composers! The orchestra will perform “All But Inescapable” by Nolan Veldey ’13 and “LUX: Fanfare for Brass” by Evan Williams ’11. At Maestro Más-Arocas’s initiative, there will now be an annual performance of an orchestral […]

Majoring in Composition

The Lawrence composition program and composition major Nic Bizub '16 featured on MajoringInMusic.com!

Upcoming Events

Composition Studio Class
Tuesday, September 23, 11:10-12:20 p.m.
Colman Hall 138

Stuart Dempster/In C
Wednesday, October 1, 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Composition Studio Class
Thursday, October 16, 11:10-12:20 p.m.
Colman Hall 138

IGLU
Wednesday, October 29, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall

Composition Studio Recital
Wednesday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall

Improvisation

IGLU
Improvisation Group of LU
Matt Turner, director

The Image

The image on this page is a selection from three frames by Lawrence senior JP Merz '14. JP composed this orchestral work for the 2013 LSO Composers Forum.

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