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Music Composition Academy

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra invites you to be part of the Music Composition Academy!  The Music Composition Academy will serve as a catalyst for community while teaching students to express their creativity and write original music.

Daily music composition lessons and activities will be part of the Music Composition Academy; with an emphasis on cultural understanding and finding human commonalities.

Participation Requirements



There is no cost to attend the Music Composition Academy.  Students must be committed to attending all activities to participate.

Academy Schedule

Students will have daily one-on-one composition lessons and at the conclusion of the music academy have a fully formed piece of music for either string quartet or wind quintet. Students will work and collaborate directly with the professional musicians of the SDSO who will give a public performance of their completed compositions.

Music Composition Academies will be held in two locations: Sisseton, SD (day camp) and Black Hills State University (overnight camp)