The Curriculum Specialists and artists from Juilliard shared their thoughts about this unique project with Nord Anglia Education music students.
What was the inspiration behind the composition project?
The Juilliard School's collaboration with Nord Anglia Education presented an opportunity to further develop our work with Nord Anglia’s broad network of music teachers, with the potential to make composition a normal part of students’ day-to-day life in their music classes.
Do you think student composers found the project particularly challenging?
The composition project involved five Nord Anglia Education schools in different regions. There was a range of compositional experiences within each school. Some students were writing their very first piece of music; others had composed music for themselves on their own instruments but were presented with a new challenge of writing for a trio.
As these students worked together as a class or as a group of individual composers, they were able to relate to and compare the processes of their peers and overcome challenges.