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Composition Intensive for Developing Composers

at New England Music Camp

July 29 - August 12, 2024


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 faculty. 


The Composition Intensive draws from the expertise of chamber music, jazz, and musical theater faculty to provide participants with a broad and diverse range of musical experiences.


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

- Receive feedback from chamber music and composition faculty during rehearsals of their own worksComp4

- Explore different approaches to conveying your musical ideas such as choice-base composition (CBC), group improvisation, and Soundpainting

- Collaborate creatively with participants of the Chamber Music Intensive towards the creation of short chamber works

- Cultivate awareness of different sound environments through listening sessions.

- Attend music composition workshops and seminars lead by renowned faculty:

           - Writing idiomatically for strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion

           - Score preparation and presentation

           - Composing in the style of The American Song Book  


The program culminates with a public performance of the creative collaborations and a professional recording by the Snow Pond faculty ensemble of the compositions created especially for the Composition Intensive. 


Click HERE for Daily Schedule



  • $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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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


2024 Faculty:


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Ricardo Lorenz

Program Coordinator


Keaton Garrett

Program Assistant








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