Here’s an idea for home-bound composers or tech-savvy students who has friends on the internet!
Find an e-mail buddy who likes to compose, and make sure that the both of you have the same programs to share and swap files with. You could be writing a group effort string quartet by playing ‘musical ping-pong’ with software such as Finale (make sure you have the same year), Sibelius, or even Audacity which you can download for free and get started!!! You can send similar type files to each other, and the other person gets to add more parts! No more arguing face to face about writing music! (lol). Let us know what you think and what you are composing???