Riter Bell Tower

Composer Mentor Program

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

Are you a high school or junior college student with an interest in composing music? Join us in Fall 2020 for our seventh annual UT Tyler Composer Mentor program. Participants in this year's free, mostly-virtual program will write original works to be performed on the Riter Millennium Carillon Tower on UT Tyler's campus!

Participants will enjoy lectures on music composition by UT Tyler Music faculty, as well as group and individual feedback on their original music in progress by faculty as well as UT Tyler Music student Mentors.

Prior music notation and composing experience are helpful, but not required. Participants should have some musical ability, a good independent work ethic, creativity, and the ability to attend sessions and the final performance.

All regular meeting sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. The final performance will be live, in-person, and social distanced at the Riter Tower on UT Tyler's campus.

Ages: 15-25 (or anyone enrolled in high school or community college)

Gender: Co-Ed

Schedule:

  • September 24 6:00-7:30 pm, Online meeting
    Introduction to composing (melody, harmony, rhythm basics), Introduction to writing for bell tower, getting started writing

  • October 1, 6:00-7:30 pm, Online meeting
    Introduction to form (phrases, sections), review music in progress

  • October 15, 6:00-7:30 pm, Online meeting
    Review music in progress

  • October 29,  6:00-7:30 pm, Online meeting
    Final review and dress rehearsal on keyboard (not on bell tower)

  • November 5, 6:00-7:30 pm, Performance
    In-person, socially distant at the UT Tyler Riter Tower (bell tower)

Register Here!