Young Composers Competition | Webster University

Young Composers Competition

Sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher

2015-16 YCC WinnersSince 2004, the Young Composers Competition has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music.  This program, unique to the St. Louis region, is an open competition which has received submissions from St. Louis and throughout the nation.  Each year brings a new nationally known guest composer who is passionate about working with future generations of composers. Past guest composers have included Claude Baker, Zack Browning, John Cheetham, Dino Constantinides, Steven Dankner, Beth Denisch, Don Freund, Lansing McLoskey, James Mobberly, Shulamit Ran, Jared Spears, Chen Yi, Elizabeth Ogonek, Kyong Mee Choi and Niloufar Nourbakhsh.  

Awardees will have their works performed by musicians from Chamber Music St. Louis at a public concert that is professionally recorded. Each awardee receives a written critique of his/her work and a conference with the guest composer.

Questions? Call (314) 968-5939 or email Justin Blackburn at JBlackburn77@webster.edu