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Class of 2015:
Bridging the gap between aspiring high school-aged composers and the greatest composers of today
This innovative two-year program gives passionate young composers the tools and the freedom to shape the future of music. Founded in 2007 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky, the Composer Fellowship Program (CFP) provides private and group composition lessons, seminars presented by LA Phil musicians, and encounters with professionals in the field, propelling Fellows to excellence. Graduates of CFP have gone on to study composition at the University of Southern California, Harvard, Yale, the New England Conservatory, University of California-Los Angeles, and many others. Students experience the creative process from start to finish with the help of accomplished composers. A unique program among American orchestras, CFP also provides these young composers with the remarkable opportunity to hear their works performed in concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Students are led through the creative process from start to finish, inspired by their mentors: Program Director, and recent recipient of the Charles Ives Living Award, James Matheson, and CFP Teaching Artist Sarah Gibson.
For more information, please contact Benjamin Cadwallader, Education Programs Manager
- Composition lessons with award-winning composers James Matheson and Sarah Gibson.
- Guest lectures from renowned artists like John Adams, Thomas Adès, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others.
- Guest presentations on instrumental composing from LA Phil members.
- Reading sessions in which students can hear their compositions performed by professional musicians.
- Access to LA Phil rehearsals.
- Tickets to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to experience the LA Phil.
- Opportunity to have works premiered in concert by the LA Phil.