Young Composers Workshop

This season, the CSO will hold a Young Composers Workshop led by Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bailey Holland. Participants in this workshop will compose a new chamber work to be premiered by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians in a public performance. Composers will work closely with the CSO and Jonathan Bailey Holland for the whole process from writing to rehearsing to performing. Witness the premiere of the workshop participants' compositions at the free culminating concert on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 8pm in the Wilks Studio at Music Hall! 


The application period is over. For questions about the program or similar opportunities, please contact or 513.744.3347.

2018-2019 Selected Young Composers:

  • Joshua Baerwald
  • Pierce Baruk
  • Mable Lecrone
  • Walker Smith
  • Chancellor Waye

Required Workshop Events for Participants:

Introductory Session

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 am – 12:30 pm, Music Hall

Music Read-Through with CSO Musicians

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6 pm – 9 pm, Music Hall

Music Rehearsal

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6 pm – 8 pm, Music Hall

Final Performance (free and open to the public)

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 from 7 pm – 9:30 pm (performance at 8 pm), Music Hall