Reply To: Composition IN-ovations


I’d really like to hear from other teachers in the field as well. Barbara Freedman has written an outstanding book (Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology; Oxford University Press; ISBN13: 9780199840618) in which she outlines a curriculum that is sequential and which comes from her experience of what “works.” What an excellent resource!

Another resource that I’m using this year to promote the mentoring program is Inside Music (‎), a new web-based composition curriculum site for purchase. One teacher subscription includes 150 students. Lessons feature beginner, intermediate, and advanced composition lessons that are not necessarily technology-based, but are very musical in their presentation. I hope to “hook” some young composers with that. I will also use it with my theory I students, as most of them do not have any composition experience. Begin at the beginning!