The Yale College Composition Seminar provides experience in original and creative musical composition, either acoustic or technological, or in combination. All members of the seminar convene throughout the year both together as a larger group with the graduate composers and faculty of the School of Music, and separately as the Yale College Composition Seminar. Guest composers have included professional composers of a wide variety of aesthetic views, style and stature, as well as faculty composers of the Department of Music and the School of Music.
The Yale College Composition Seminar meets weekly on Thursday afternoons in STK 106. It is co-directed by Professors Kathryn Alexander and Konrad Kaczmarek. Yale College composers have their works performed under the auspices of Yale College New Music, also co-directed by Professors Alexander and Kaczmarek, at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library. And, many of the Yale College performance ensembles premiere compositions by Yale College composers as well. For more on composition study at Yale College and to view this year’s activities, visit the Yale College Composition Seminar website here.