Music composition lessons take students through a series of online music composition courses aimed at developing the composer's knowledge of music theory and how it relates to the organization of music. Starting with the fundamentals, music composition lessons teach concepts of unity, variety, and the aesthetics of musical form. While formal training in music isn't required to begin studying music composition, a commitment to the art and knowledge of basic musical concepts is highly encouraged.
Students learn how to write for a variety of ensembles through the orchestration music composition course. Orchestration starts with the solo instruments and works up to large ensembles. Monthly seminars help to keep students motivated and inspired, courses provide appropriate fundamental training in music composition, while private instruction allows a student to develop creatively by writing original compositions. This three-part approach to training composers allows music students to progress rapidly and develop their own individual musical voice.
Adequate progress for a composer requires that the student complete approximately two completed works per year and stays active in the current music theory course. One of the works should be performed publicly by a local group or by the composer. Performances can be in the form of a recording or community event.