The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop helps train top-level pre-college composers in the Puget Sound region. Over the course of 12 weeks, this workshop allows students to work on all aspects of composing including writing themes, learning orchestration and preparing a final score with parts. The program culminates with a world premiere chamber concert at Benaroya Hall with Seattle Symphony musicians featuring new works by these young composers.
This season the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop will spotlight the music and instruments of Harry Partch. Partch (1901–1974) was a composer who wrote in a tuning system called just intonation; he invented and built a collection of fantastical musical instruments specifically designed for performing his music. Workshop Director and Curator of the Harry Partch Instrumentarium, Charles Corey, will guide students in composing new works for Partch’s unique instrument collection alongside traditional orchestra instruments.
For more information about the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, please contact us at 206.336.6613 or email@example.com.
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