The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop gives students the opportunity to work on all aspects of composing, including writing themes, learning orchestration and preparing a final score with parts. The workshop began in 1992, under the direction of Music Director Gerard Schwarz and former Composer in Residence Bright Sheng, and was originally named in honor of David Diamond, one of America’s greatest composers and the Symphony’s longtime Honorary Composer in Residence. Due to the generous support of Seattle Symphony patron Pamela Merriman and the Merriman Family, the legacy of David Diamond continues, providing young composers with the opportunity to hone their skills and develop their own creative voices.
In the 2017-2018 season, young composers will have the opportunity to work with Workshop Director, Alexandra Gardner a renowned female composer, along with other Seattle Symphony guest artists and composers.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:
- December 15, 2017: All application materials are DUE and must be postmarked by this date
- March 7, 2018: Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop class series begins
- June 4, 2018: Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop concert
For more information about the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, please contact us at 206.336.6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.