IAN KROUSE | COMPOSITIONAL STUDIES DIRECTOR
Members of the Premier Ensemble and Scholars who have a minimum of two (2) years experience in the NCC, are at least twelve (12) years of age, and who receive a personal recommendation from the Artistic Director are eligible for invitation to study privately with UCLA Professor of Composition Dr. Ian Krouse. This unique program allows young creative talents in the NCC to refine their composition skills by learning the basics of composition technique while writing their own music. From October through May, each participant meets weekly with Dr. Krouse to share project progress, and analyze the elements of musical creation that ultimately work well or not so well. The workshop culminates in a year-end masterclass where students showcase their work in front of the general public, with a chance to have their pieces performed in concert by the NCC.