The public is invited to hear winning compositions from the 10th Annual Young Composers Competition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Community Music School of Webster University.
Professional musicians will perform the national award-winning arrangements composed by youth ages 12-21 along with work by guest composer Beth Denisch. The work of two young St. Louis composers will be featured: Cooper Minnis and Gus Knobbe.
In addition to the free concert, the Community Music School will host a weekend of composition activities. The Webster University Department of Music Composition Faculty Recital on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. will kick off the weekend's festivities. On Saturday the CMS Young Composers Competition will conduct two composition workshops. A workshop with guest composer Beth Denisch will begin at 10 a.m. Workshop topics include life as a composer and arranging your own music. The second workshop will be led by Mike Silverman at 1 p.m. and will discuss online promotion.
The CMS Young Composers Competition recognizes and supports the work of outstanding young composers. Community Music School of Webster University is at 535 Garden Ave., Webster Groves, Mo., 63119. Call 314-968-5939 or visit www.webster.edu/cms for more information.