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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.

All the World Premieres, All the Time

After an exciting fall term with the residencies of eighth blackbird and Germany’s Singer Pur Vocal Ensemble, we’re now settling into the more ordinary routine of having many, many world premieres of student compositions. Composition Studio Recitals are held at the end of each of our three terms and feature works by Lawrence student composers. By the end of this school year, members of the composition studio will have had, collectively, more than thirty world premieres.

Winter and spring are also a time of culmination and celebration for our seniors, who complete their capstone experiences with the Senior Recital in Composition. This year features senior recitals by Class of '16 composers Nic Bizub, Stephanie Sundberg, David Voss, Christian Carroll, Tim Carrigg and Trevor Hietpas.

Majoring in Composition

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

The Video

The video on this page is of a performance by the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra of Schism by Lawrence senior Nic Bizub '16. Nic was the winner of the 2014-15 LSO Student Composers' Orchestral Performance Award.

Upcoming Events

October 13, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
New Music at Lawrence
Singer Pur: The Sound of Beauty
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

October 14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Singer Pur Master Class
Harper Hall

Micro Operas with IGLU
November 2, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall

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

November 14, 3:00 p.m.
Nic Bizub Senior Recital
Harper Hall

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