The next generation of emerging talent is showcased in this concert, featuring premieres and works in progress by UMBC student composers, performed by their colleagues.
The department’s composition area provides a diverse and highly individualized foundation for students aspiring to build careers in composition with opportunities to create music for the stage, as well as collaborate with their fellow students in film, video and gaming. All new works composed by student composers receive workshops and performances by either students or professionals, and all are professionally recorded. Coursework involves a year of composition classes, including an introduction to electronic music. This is followed by private lessons in which students compose the program for their senior recital. Student performers and composers are mentored or coached by full-time music faculty, most of whom specialize in contemporary music performance.