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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. Private and group composition lessons, seminars presented by LA Phil musicians, and encounters with professionals in the field, propel Fellows to excellence. Students experience the creative process from start to finish with the help of accomplished composers. At the end of the process, these young composers have the remarkable opportunity to hear their works performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Throughout their tenure in the program, the fellows are led and inspired by their mentors; Program Director, and recent recipient of the Charles Ives Living Award, James Matheson, and teaching assistant A.J. McCaffrey.
For more information, please contact Benjamin Cadwallader, Manager, Young Musicians' Programs.
- Composition lessons with James Matheson and an LA Phil Teaching Assistant.
- Guest Presentations on instrumental composing.
- Reading sessions in which students can hear their compositions performed by professional musicians.
- Access to LA Philharmonic rehearsals.
- Tickets to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to experience the LA Philharmonic.
- Opportunity to have compositions performed by the LA Philharmonic.
CFP: New and Noteworthy
In addition to his accomplishments as a composer, CFP alum Tim Callobre has been selected to appear at the Kennedy Center as a soloist on May 22. For more information, click HERE. You may also stream his performance live by clicking HERE.
As the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012-13 National Children's Chorus Broad Stage Composition Competition, CFP alum Phillip Golub (2009-11) will have his work "Weathered and Revealed" premiered at the Broad Stage on June 14. The work is 15-minutes long and features poems by Pablo Uribe.
Tickets are available 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
Tamzin Elliot (CFP class of 2011) was one of the recipients of the 2013 Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Fellow award recipient Samuel Adams, will be featured on the LA Phil’s April 16 Green Umbrella concert, and work with the current Fellows in a session.
Click here for the press release from ASCAP