About Composition Online

Composition Online is the largest worldwide online community of Senior Composition Instructors in all types of composition. Composition students of all ages have access to advanced personalized instruction in a collaborative group atmosphere. Without any sacrifice in value and for extremely low monthly cost, student composers build upon and sharpen their composition skills.

Many universities offer online music composition degrees at $70,000+ per year, and are light on composition, but heavy on music production technology. Students often graduate without a solid musical foundation and weak in composition technique.

Participating composers enjoy the benefits of monthly master classes, together with unlimited access to the Lesson Library, an incredible resource of video recordings of all prior lessons of your peers.



Live and Online

Limited to 4 Composers Per Master Class. Hands-On Individualized Constructive Critique Of Your Compositions.

  • Participating composers will watch the instructor screen, following the scores, and hear the playback.

  • The instructor will discuss each score with each composer, make suggestions, edit the scores for illustration purposes, and provide constructive direction for improvements, revisions, and further submissions for review.

  • At the end of the session, participants will have access to the recording under their continuing subscriptions and the instructor will save any revisions and score comments and send back to the composer.

Features

Participating composers enjoy the benefits of monthly master classes, together with unlimited access to the Lesson Library, an incredible resource of video recordings of all prior lessons of your peers.

  • Classroom environment – live individualized instruction in small groups plus student observers

  • Classroom instruction style but online with composers from around the world.

  • Learn by watching the lessons of others – just like in schools and conservatories

  • The Lesson Library - Access to all prior recorded live lessons

  • Low cost monthly subscription starting at $49 per month.

  • No long term contracts

"Thanks for sharing the information of your online course with me. I think that this should be very valuable for young composers and I hope it will turn out to be a great success for you."

Samuel Adler,
Professor Emeritus Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School

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About Composition Online's Composer-in-Chief

Steve Lebetkin is an American composer and musical descendant of the late Jewish composer Karol Rathaus, a leading early 20th century film and classical composer that emigrated to America during the Third Reich.

Rathaus, a student of Franz Schreker, was a major influence on the three major American composers with whom Lebetkin studied – Gabriel Fontrier, Sol Berkowitz, and Leo Kraft. He also studied composition with Hugo Weisgal.

Lebetkin's music has been performed worldwide, including Carnegie Hall in New York. His music is published by Subito Music Corporation. 

Ice Age Dance from Cycle of the Earth, ballet for symphony orchestra