Junior Composers challenges talented music students to transform performance and creativity into a fuller expression of themselves. Music theory and composition are put into practice with student-led music-making in partnership with outstanding professional artists.

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Junior Composers was featured in an article on Minnesota Public Radio's website.   Daniel Nass interviewed Catherine ​Besonen (Junior Composer treasurer) ​and Pat Steege (Administrative Director).

We are happy to share this article with you.

The Incredible Junior Composers Opportunity

Article for Junior Keynotes Magazine,  August 3, 2015

Written by Karen Besonen


Junior Composers 2015:  the Grand Finale Salon


On July 25, 2015, after only a week’s work, the students of Junior Composers stood in front of a full house to premiere their original pieces.

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Hi!!  Vickie Steenhoek here, registrar for all three wonderful programs!  Prior to your arrival to campus this summer, I will be looking for your three completed forms in my mailbox!  The forms can be found on our Program Faqs page.  That is also a great place to check for last minute announcements


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