A composing workshop that fosters students’ individual interests within a community of composer-peers. Our starting point is concert music (i.e., ‘contemporary classical’), but what that means in the current day is open to question. We’ll consider traditional concerns such as syntax, form, and instrumentation, but will also open our ears to experimental approaches, improvised adventures, non-traditional instruments. Perhaps we will discover music in the falling of snow, or in a voice mail message, or somewhere no one has thought of yet. The primary work is composing one’s own music, with a concert of student works in lieu of a final exam.