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Composition Intensive for Developing Composers

at New England Music Camp

July 29 - August 12, 2024

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The 2024 Snow Pond Composition Intensive invites talented young composers between the ages of 14 and 20 years to partake in a 2-week long program that offers innovative opportunities to hone fundamental composition skills in a creative, collaborative environment fostered by renown composition and performance mentors. 


Composers in the early stages of their creative journeys will be able to:  

- collaborate with performers participating in the program, 

- attend music composition workshops and seminars lead by renown composition faculty, 

- receive feedback by performance faculty during rehearsals of their own compositions, 

- cultivate awareness of different sound environments through Deep Listening sessions. 


The program culminates with a public performance and professional recording of the compositions created especially for the Composition Intensive by composers admitted to the program. 


Click HERE for Daily Schedule


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  • $3,900 ($3,500 base tuition + $400 recording)

*If a student wants to do both NEMC core camp & the Composition Intensive their cost would be as follows:

  • $9,600 ($800 savings)

*Financial Aid is available! 


Admission and Audition Process:

  1. Complete Online Application HERE including:
    • Two or three original scores (PDFs) and accompanying recordings (MIDI acceptable, submitted as an MP3 or weblink)
    • A short video explaining what excites the camper most about this particular program and how it can make a difference for them at this point in their studies (2 minutes max), and
    • A one-page description of previous musical experiences (previous experience as a performer, pieces composed (at least 2), teachers, performances of works, camps/festivals).
    • $100 non-refundable application fee
  2. All materials will be sent to faculty for review.
  3. Students will be notified by April 15, 2024. Please note, the $500 deposit will be due upon admission to the program.



  • High School students age 14-20 with composition experience.


  • Students should have their own scores and recordings/MIDI of at least two (2) previous works


 2023 Faculty:


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Ricardo Lorenz

Program Coordinator


Keaton Garrett

Program Assistant








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