Composition Club

Ages: 10-18

Type: Theory & Composition

Terms: Fall, Spring

Duration: 15 Weeks

(Level 1) Saturdays from 3-4PM
(Level 1) Wednesdays from 5-6PM
(Level 2) Saturdays from 4-5PM

Class Size: 8

Price:  $630 / $315 with private lessons


Location: BKCM


For the budding composer, this class will ignite students’ imaginations while exploring concepts such as theme, variation, song-form and orchestration. Students interact with online notation software to edit their own scores, and are encouraged to experiment and compose at home. No prior experience in composition is necessary for this class, but it is recommended that students have two years of private lessons or experience playing an instrument prior to taking this course.

Writing for a Live Ensemble

Each semester concludes with a final performance of students’ original compositions played by a live professional ensemble. This unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with professional musicians gives students a real-world experience as composers. 

Which Level Composition Club Should I Join? 

Students who are new to composition, are encouraged to sign up for Composition Club 1. Students who have taken Composition Club 1 may continue in level 1 or advance to Level 2 with the recommendation from your current teacher. Students who are interested in Composition Club Level 2 should take the placement test

Fall Semester
September 13th – January 10th (Wednesdays)
September 9th – January 13th (Saturdays)

Spring Semester
February 7th – June 5th (Wednesdays)
February 3rd – June 8th (Saturdays)

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here.