Composing Together brings professional composers directly into classrooms to collaborate with youth in creating and performing their own musical compositions, empowering them with the knowledge that their ideas have meaning, value and the power to shape the future.



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The "My Words, My Music" program combines music composition with original poetry.  Audiences and artists collaborate to create a unique spoken word piece performed as a grand finale at the end of every performance. Available as both multi-visit school residencies and stand-alone concerts for all ages.  




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Here's a recent "My Words, My Music" poem:


The Leaves


The leaves were flying in the air,

making music in the park.

But one of the leaves didn’t feel like it.

He stayed on the ground

and said, “I can’t sing, I can’t fly.”

He asked his friends to help him, 

but they can’t.

Then a man came and saw one leaf on the ground.

He gave him a spindle of golden dust.


 by Marco, 7th Grade, Oakland



 Composers collaborating 2016








Upcoming Performances

Brewer Middle School, Oakland  Dec. 8  7PM

Montera Middle School, Oakland Dec. 8  7PM

Longfellow Middle School, Berkeley March 8  7PM

King Middle School, Berkeley March 9  7PM

Live Oak Charter School, Petaluma March 16  7:30PM

Vallejo Public Library Family Concert  March 18  3PM

Lowell High School, San Francisco April 28

Berkeley Public Library Family Concert April 29  2PM

Petaluma Public Library Family Concert May 3  6:30PM

Napa High School, May 18, 7PM

Willard Middle School, Berkeley 7PM

"Art of Trio" (core CT composers' trio) with Persepolis Project

San Francisco Opera House  July 15-16

Glenview Strings Camp, Oakland Aug. 3, 1:30PM

San Leandro Library Family Concert Aug. 3, 3:30PM

San Francsico Main Library Family Concert Aug. 27, 2PM

"Art of Trio" (core CT composers' trio) with guest harpist, Diana Rowan

at Napa Design Center Sept. 24






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