Class of 2015:
Bridging the gap between aspiring high school-aged composers and the greatest composers of today
This innovative two-year program gives passionate young composers the tools and the freedom to shape the future of music. Founded in 2007 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky, the Composer Fellowship Program (CFP) provides private and group composition lessons, seminars presented by LA Phil musicians, and encounters with professionals in the field, propelling Fellows to excellence. Graduates of CFP have gone on to study composition at the University of Southern California, Harvard, Yale, the New England Conservatory, University of California-Los Angeles, and many others. Students experience the creative process from start to finish with the help of accomplished composers. A unique program among American orchestras, CFP also provides these young composers with the remarkable opportunity to hear their works performed in concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Students are led through the creative process from start to finish, inspired by their mentors: Program Director, and recent recipient of the Charles Ives Living Award, James Matheson, and CFP Teaching Artist A.J. McCaffrey.
For more information, please contact Benjamin Cadwallader, Education Programs Manager
- Composition lessons with award-winning composers James Matheson and A.J. McCaffrey.
- Guest lectures from renowned artists like John Adams, Thomas Adès, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others.
- Guest presentations on instrumental composing from LA Phil members.
- Reading sessions in which students can hear their compositions performed by professional musicians.
- Access to LA Phil rehearsals.
- Tickets to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to experience the LA Phil.
- Opportunity to have works premiered in concert by the LA Phil.
CFP: New and Noteworthy
Old meets new as CFP Alumni from the class of 2011 Tamzin Elliot and Philip Golub met by chance with CFP class of 2015 Fellow Andrew Moses in beautiful Putney, VT at the Yellow Barn Festival this summer.
The American Composers Orchestra has just announced that CFP faculty member A.J. McCaffrey is the winner of the 2013 Underwood Commission. As the winner of this coveted award, he will receive a commission to be performed in a future season and a sizeable prize. Congratulations, A.J.! See the full press release here.
The Composer Fellowship Program was highlighted in a feature article in the Sunday, April 7, 2013 issue of the LA Times. The article focused on the current class of fellows, Katya, Jason, Richard, and Milo.
Click here for the full story