High School Composition Event | Webster University

High School Composers Workshop and Open House

sheet musicCompose for Live Musicians
Learn about the composition major
Stay for free pizza and a concert of new music

Friday, December 8, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Webster University 
Department of Music  
Thompson Music Building, 8282 Big Bend 

Reserve your spot now

Are you interested in writing music for films, games, musicals, for orchestras and concert bands, or just for yourself to play? Studying composition can help you get there.

The Webster University Department of Music is offering high school musicians the opportunity to see what it’s like to study music composition in college. 

Come see what kinds of careers are open to composition majors, what kinds of courses you get to take, and how to prepare for a composition program at the college level. 

We’ll do more than just talk. You will compose for live percussionists and hear your music performed in a short concert at the end of the event.

Then hang around for free pizza and the chance to talk to our students and faculty. You are also invited to stay for the New Music Ensemble concert, featuring exciting film scores composed and performed by Webster students. 

Parents are welcome to attend.


4:15 Check in

4:30 Information Session

5:00 Percussion Composition Event

5:45 Percussion Mini-Concert

6:00 Pizza

6:45 Depart as a group for the New Music Ensemble concert

7:00 New Music Ensemble Concert at the Community Music School

8:30 Finish