Composition

The Composition Studio Welcomes You

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.

A Year of Lawrence Composers

The Lawrence Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor Andy Mast, will feature compositions by four Lawrence composer this year. Senior Nebal Maysaud '17 will see the world premiere of his composition On the Mountains of Orphalese... on April 22, and there will also be performances of compositions by Associate Professor of Music Asha Srinivasan, former composition faculty member David Werfelmann '05, and Evan Williams '11. Join us for the webcasts here!

October 15
Asha Srinivasan  Shadja Maalika

November 12
David Werfelmann 
 new work (premiere)

February 26
Evan Williams – Dodekatheon Sketches (premiere of complete work)

April 22
Nebal Maysaud – On the Mountains of Orphalese… (premiere)

Meet the Studio

Ever wondered what a composition lesson looks like? The photos in the slideshow were taken during comp lessons at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Shown are composers Christina Hanson '18, Madeleine Moran '18, Christian Messier '19, Nebal Maysaud '17, Wendell Leafstedt '19, Jocelyn Polczynski '17, Jason Koth '17, Dominic Ellis '17, Darren Deal '17; and Nic Bizub's '16 Senior Portfolio.

Upcoming Events

October 29, 8:00 p.m.
Jason Koth Senior Recital
Harper Hall

November 6, 3:00 p.m.
Composition Studio Recital
Harper Hall

November 12, 5:00 p.m.
Dominic Ellis Senior Recital
Harper Hall

Majoring in Composition

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

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