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School of Music


Composition Seminar

USC composers gather together from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays in the School of Music building, room 210, for Composition Seminar. The seminar features presentations on a wide variety of composition-related topics by guest composers, our composition faculty and student composers. In addition to reading sessions, group composition lessons and open discussions on current topics, this forum features regular visits by conductors, musicologists, performers and theorists.

Guest composers

You'll profit from frequent visits by distinguished guest composers. Recent guests have included: Timothy Andres, Claude Baker, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Martin Bresnick, Nicholas Brooke, Caleb Burhans, Mark Engebretson, Steven Everett, Stephen Gorbos, Joel Hoffman, Stephen Jaffe, Pierre Jalbert, Paul Lansky, Libby Larsen, Scott Lindroth, James Matheson, Missy Mazzoli, Marc Mellits, Michael Pisaro, J.A.C. Redford, Brian Robison, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Mark Satterwhite, Peter Sculthorpe, Steven Stucky, Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Rodney Washka, II, Yiorgos Vassilandonakis and Evan Ziporyn.