Registration is now open!

Honors Composition Program

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that composing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!

Original Compositions performed by Camp Faculty (Camp Final Concert 2019):

Experience this unique opportunity to be coached in a small group setting by Frost School of Music graduate - Dr. Catalina von Wrangell

Program Length

2 weeks


June 29 - July 10


10:00 am - 3:30 pm (Lunch Break from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may also enroll)

Registration Fee





Highly talented and motivated students are invited to apply to our Honors Composition Program. This program has limited enrollment and students are chosen to participate based upon teacher recommendation and portfolio. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience. Campers should be prepared to work hard in order create an original composition during the camp session.


All classes will be conducted on online.


Campers will be grouped according to their instrument. Their teacher will coach them on their parts. In order to appear in the Final Concert, your child will need to record their part on their home device and email it to the camp. Their camp teacher will guide them through this process.


  • An audition demo is required in order to be accepted into this program.
  • Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (highly talented younger students are welcome to apply)
  • Composers should submit mp3 recording and pdf scores of 2 original compositions.
  • Send materials directly to the camp:
  • Teacher recommendation


  • Catalina Von Wrangell, UM Frost School of Music, teaching assistant in theory and composition. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation in composition. (See Faculty tab for bios)

DAILY SCHEDULE (10:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)

10:00 - 11:00

HONORS COMPOSITION FORUM: Topics of interest to composers will be presented and discussed.

11:15 - 12:15

Classical/Crossover Orchestra: Students will be coached by faculty according to their instrument.
Piano Duet Ensembles: Pianists are grouped in pairs to study duets.
Contemporary A Cappella Vocal Ensemble

12:15 - 3:30

Private Lessons: Honors Composition Students will be scheduled for a daily 30 minute private lesson with Professor Von Wrangell during this time.

3:45 - 4:45

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!


Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session. When you register, you can select the day that you want. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.


  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your elective.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your music teacher. This is to confirm that you are in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.