Writing and arranging music can be an exciting and rewarding enterprise. Yet the most proficient composers must have the necessary skills in order to effectively carry out their creative impulses, including a knowledge of music theory, an understanding of the various instruments and their capabilities, a solid grasp of compositional principles and techniques, and familiarity with music notation software. These courses cover the broad range of essential compositional skills and techniques. Some courses are designed for those with little to no experience (and it is strongly recommended that these students also register for a course in music theory), while others are for students with established skills who wish to expand their knowledge and strengthen their work. In nearly all courses, students hear their works performed by Juilliard College Division musicians.
Virtual Open House
Tuesday, December 7, at 6pm ET
Faculty Panel: Conrad Cummings, Dalit Warshaw, Daniel Ott, Evan Fein
An application is required for most composition offerings to be considered for enrollment.
Click here to apply for Elements of Composition; Composition; Advanced Composition; or Composition Lab. Application deadline: Monday, January 10; 4pm ET.
Click here to apply for Introduction to Jazz Arranging. Application deadline: Monday, January 10; 4pm ET.
Click here to apply for Orchestration or Advanced Orchestration. Application deadline: Monday, January 10; 4pm ET.
Click here to apply for Score Reading for Conductors and Composers. Application deadline: Monday, January 10; 4pm ET.