Summer Youth Composers Program

Get paid to write music! Apply here by May 25.
With support from the Illinois Arts Council, Crossing Borders Music will hire 4 teenage musicians for a summer composing program. If selected, you will receive free weekly 45-minute music composition lessons with composer/mentor Jessica T. Carter. You will be expected to work independently 5 hours a week learning how to write and writing your piece of music for string players of the Crossing Borders Music string quartet. The program starts with an orientation session the morning of Saturday, June 1, and ends Saturday, Sept. 7 with a live performance of your music at 5PM in North Lawndale.
If selected, you will be paid $18/hour (about $1075 for the summer). 
We’re looking for youth who:

– are passionate about music
– are responsible and self-motivated
– can read music
– live in Illinois
– are at least 14 years old (14+15-year-olds must receive an employment certificate)
– have not yet started college

Questions? Contact Tom Clowes at or 773-442-2195.

Thanks for your interest!

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