Composition Lab

from Synthase

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If you already read music and you’re ready to start writing it, Composition Lab is an excellent entry-point. You’ll analyze exciting works of music to learn what makes them tick, and take what you learned to compose music of your own. Small projects along the way lead to a big payoff at the end: a recording of your work by a professional performer.

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About Synthase Classes

Developed and taught by doctoral candidates at Yale and Duke, Synthase classes meet online in small groups (no more than eight) and follow an innovative pedagogical system that develops musical fluency while nurturing a love of music. All lessons and classes are open to students aged 13 and up.



February 13 – May 13, 2023 (No classes March 25-31).

Class Meetings

Once per week for 55 minutes over Zoom

Days & Times

Thursdays 4:00-4:55 Pacific/7:00-7:55 Eastern


USD $415 for 12 classes

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