Darien Young Composers Concert

The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools would like to announce the 17th annual Darien Young Composers Concert.

This special concert program will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. for grades K-5 and at 7:30 p.m. for grades 6-12 in the Darien High School auditorium and will feature the works of student composers in the Darien Public Schools from the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.

All compositions for performance consideration must be recorded on a CD, DVD or electronic file and submitted along with the application form to one of the school music teachers no later than Monday, March 2, 2018.

The student composers selected to perform will have the opportunity to have their compositions reviewed by a professional guest composer and will also meet with the composer in a special workshop to discuss the creative process of music composition and opportunities for professional composers. During the course of each school year, the music teachers in the Darien Public Schools engage their students in composition lessons and activities as part of their curriculum and encourage participation in this unique opportunity.

Guidelines, application forms and other information are available from all school music teachers in the Darien Public Schools, on our website at: or by calling the Music Office at: 655-3981 ext: 2250.