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Hear ComposerCraft on Q2 radio, with Metropolis Ensemble at Le Poisson Rouge (tracks 2-7), and on WQXR with Lysander Trio (20 minutes in).






ComposerCraft is a program for composers ages 10-16 at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School and Lucy Moses School. These young composers' musical imagination ranges widely, from klezmer-dubstep remixes to electronic experiments to fugues, operas, symphonies, and much more.

Every CC composer writes new works each year for professional ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, the Lysander Trio, soprano Emily Eagen, and for a yearly collaboration with Metropolis Ensemble, the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra.

Each new piece appears in concert at NYC venues like Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, and Symphony Space.

Class time is devoted to listening, discussion, score analysis, and visits from distinguished guest composers and other leaders in NYC's contemporary music community.

ComposerCraft meets on Wednesday evenings for two hours at Kaufman Music Center.


ComposerCraft is taught and directed by composer Robinson McClellan. We have exciting collaborations happening during 2017-2018, our seventh year of operation.

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Our Registrars are here to help you find the perfect class or private lesson! 212 501 3360 or lucymosesschool​@kaufmanmusiccenter​.org.

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