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Composition Workshop


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with Nathan Campbell
Week 1: 18 - 21 June | Week 2: 6 - 9 August
7:00 - 9:00pm (Group) | TBD for Individual Sessions
Nathan Campbell
Solid understanding of music theory

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Composition Workshop

Composer, Nathan Campbell, will guide students through the process of composing music during this summer workshop.  The entire program includes 8 days of group instruction and 2 private sessions during the summer.  (Please see below for exact dates and times).  

In this workshop, Nathan will teach the principles of composition through application.  Each student will compose a piece in their selected genre for their choice of their instrumentation.  At the conclusion of the summer, the students will have the opportunity to perform their compositions for friends and family.  Additionally, 2 compositions will be selected to be performed at the DIVENTI summer concert on 18 August.

Class prerequisites:  Intermediate students with a fundamental understanding of music theory.  Appropriate for ages 14 and older, including adults.  Class size is limited to 10 students.


About Nathan Campbell

Nathan Campbell (b. 1990) was born and raised in Washington State. He started studying piano at an early age and was soon composing. He attended Chapman University where he earned his BM in Composition and recently he completed his MM in Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 

Nathan was the winner of the 2013 San Francisco Shanghai International Chamber Music competition and his piano trio Alpine Scenes was premiered by students at the Shanghai Conservatory. He was also the winner of the 2014 Highsmith competition for his piece Lunar Prelude. He's had the pleasure of working with such groups as The Friction Quartet, FEARnoMUSIC, The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, The SFCM Orchestra, The Firebird Ensemble, The Penderecki String Quartet, Phonochrome and The International Low Brass Trio.

Nathan has studied composition with Roger Briggs, Jeffery Holmes, Vera Ivanova, and Dan Becker. His primary piano teachers have been Andrea Rackl and Tony Cho. 

Listen to Nathan's music with the videos on this page.


Workshop Schedule

  • Week 1:  18 June - 21 June | 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • Week 2:  6 August - 9 August | 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • 2 individual sessions with Nathan scheduled between weeks 1 & 2
  • Composition Recital:  10 August | 7:00pm


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