The Governor's School is excited to present our first summer program offered on the campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway, SC!

In the Young Composers Workshop, music students in 7th-9th grade have the opportunity to write their own musical composition while collaborating with other like-minded artists!

Young Composers Workshop 2023Over the course of four sessions, students will learn the fundamentals of composing, arranging and orchestrating music. Guided by professional composer and Governor's School President Dr. Cedric Adderley, they will also gain insight into opportunities and careers in composing music.

By the end of the workshop, each student will have completed at least one original composition and have working knowledge to continue writing their own music!

About Cedric Adderley Cedric Adderley

An accomplished composer and music educator, Dr. Adderley has a multi-faceted career and maintains an active schedule of artistic engagements throughout the nation and abroad. He has earned numerous accolades including winning the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual composer search for his "Symphony No.1" and being selected as Composer of the Year by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association. Ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad have performed his music including the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Augusta Symphony, the Rutgers Philharmonia, the University of Miami Wind Ensemble, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Adderley earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from East Carolina University and both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of South Carolina.

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