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Composition and Songwriting – High School



A forum for young musicians interested in developing composition and songwriting skills. Technical elements of composition are covered in detail (melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, song form, lyrics, instrumentation, orchestration) as students work on writing their own music in a collaborative environment. For all levels.

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“John Gove is an incredible professor with extensive knowledge in jazz theory. He teaches theory how it should be taught, which is direct application to your instrument in a playing context. I’ve never taken a better theory class with such a fine professor.”

— Richard Greig