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School of Music


Composition Seminar

USC composers gather together from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays in the School of Music building, room 210, for Composition Seminar. The seminar features presentations on a wide variety of composition-related topics by guest composers, our composition faculty and student composers. In addition to reading sessions, group composition lessons and open discussions on current topics, this forum features regular visits by conductors, musicologists, performers and theorists.

Guest composers

You'll profit from frequent visits by distinguished guest composers. Recent guests have included: Timo Andres, William Bolcom, Martin Bresnick, Caleb Burhans, Nathan Davis, DeCoda Ensemble, Kyle Gann, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Paul Lansky, Missy Mazzoli, Robert Morris, Nico Muhly, Michael Pisaro, Oliver Schneller, Joseph Schwantner, Joseph Straus, Steven Stucky and many others.