Young Composer Project

A unique and exciting opportunity for students across the state to study with professional composers

The Young Composer Project is an amazing opportunity for a small group of statewide high school students to study in a cohort-style setting with the NHSO’s current Composer-in-Residence. This program is one of only four programs like it across the nation, and has produced a 100% acceptance rate to college composition programs.


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The NHSO is proud to announce the 2017-2019 cohort who will be studying with composer-in-residence Michael Brown:

  • David Caldarella, Cheshire High School/ECA
  • Anton Kot, Milford High School/ECA
  • David Marottolo, Kingswood-Oxford
  • Anastasia Miller, Maloney High School/ECA
  • Laura Rosado, Wilbur Cross High School/ECA
  • Darian Simerson, Hamden Hall
  • Pamela Zhang, Amity High School/ECA

Check out the experiences of the 2015-2017 cohort in their reflection video:

Alumni Profiles

Daniel Zlatkin

Member of the 2009-2011 cohort
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Working in the NHSO Young Composer Program changed my life. I was given musical encouragement and exposure that was at the time unprecedented for me. The preparation and premiere of my piece at the end of the program by the first rate members of the New Haven Symphony, as well as the highly valuable and constructive advice from the composer Augusta Read Thomas and Maestro Boughton are things that greatly helped my musical development. Working in the NHSO Young Composer Program helped me decide to continue into music as a career. I am quite lucky to have had such an opportunity.

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