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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

This Program is being reviewed for changes due to COVID 19 and details might change.

Program Info
Program: Junior Composers Summer Programs
Sponsoring Organization: Junior Composers

Main Contact
Name: Patricia Steege
Title: Grants Facilitator
Address: 502 N. Oak Street
Lake City, MN 55041
Phone: (651) 334-1355
Curricular area: Performing Arts
Grades Served: 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


JCSP’s artistic goals are to: 1) nurture student growth in creativity and skill as a composer/songwriter; 2) promote music literacy through teaching of music notation, theory, ear-training, and performance; 3) develop connections between students and the larger professional community of composers/songwriters and musicians; 4) recognize student accomplishments; 5) attract and inspire audiences. Our energies are primarily directed on the process of learning how to create music, clearly notate music, and direct its performance.


To achieve these goals, students will be given: • Space and time for composing and performing their new musical works • Daily theory classes with ear training (2 hours) to enhance knowledge of music theory and composition • Tutelage by guest artists that fosters the writing process as they sketch musical ideas together • Workshops with guest artists that enhance conceptual and aural literacy • Three or more Private lessons with renowned faculty that encourage growth in creativity and musical form • Final salons and audio documentation where students are recognized as performers and creators • Partnerships with composers-in-residence and professional performing artists who give readings • Engaged audiences who observe and appreciate the creative process • Instruction on use of notation software that puts their ideas into written form, laptops to borrow if necessary • Public performances that bring their new music to the ears of the world. Recordings provided of performances later.

Program Dates

Studio: two weeks; $2200 Institute: one week July 19-25, 2020; $1200 Songwriters: one week July 19-25, 2020; $1250

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $1,900
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Room/Board: $300
Transportation: $0