Composition

Tania León

Tania León, Director

The composition program develops the unique musical voice of each composition student through exposure to a broad range of compositional styles. Each student, both undergraduate and graduate, receives private composition lessons for each semester they are in the program.

Residencies are available within the Conservatory's numerous ensembles as well as in the Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music. Collaboration opportunities abound with students in the Television and Radio, Theater, Art, and Performance and Interactive Media Arts programs.

The composers produce six concerts each semester with additional performance opportunities on the programs of the Biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival, conTEMPO New Music Ensemble, Brooklyn Electroacoustic Ensemble, and Computer Music Showcase. Composition students also produce an electroacoustic music CD each year.

Additionally, six to eight prominent composers give seminars each year to the composition students as part of the Brooklyn College Composers' Forum series.