Wildflower Composers announces Virtual Mini-Courses, a new suite of online programs available to female, transgender, nonbinary, and genderqueer composers who are early in their careers (min. age 13, no max age). No composition experience needed to apply, open to composers located anywhere in the world. Each six-week virtual-mini course will focus on a different topic in composition.

Join us for our upcoming course:

Beyond the Double Bar: Building a Composing Career
with Dr. Melissa Dunphy
Tuesdays. 7–8:30pm eastern
April 25 – May 30

Your average music composition education teaches you to write music, but what’s next?

This course is intended for any early-career composer who wishes to learn more about the nuts-and-bolts side of being a professional composer. Seminars will cover topics such as:

  • Identifying your audience
  • Creating a profile and public image
  • Networking
  • Legal paperwork (contracts, etc.)
  • How to get commissions and make a living as a composer

This overview course is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about how to build a composing career and succeed as a freelancer.

You can also apply NOW to our fall 2023 courses:

Introduction to Film Scoring
with Prof. Alison Plante & Berklee Online
Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm eastern
September 5 – October 10

Humans and Computers: Interactivity in Electronic Music
with Dr. Flannery Cunningham & SPLICE
Wednesday evenings, 7:30–9pm eastern
October 12 – November 15

Technical Requirements

Access to a computer and the internet. We do not recommend participating in courses from your tablet or phone unless absolutely necessary.
The latest version of Zoom.


Tuition for each course is $200. For each additional course, students receive a $25 discount off the total cost:

One course: $200

Two courses: $375 ($25 discount)

Three courses: $550 ($50 discount)

Need-based financial aid is available, including full scholarships. You will be able to request financial aid in your application. We do not award merit scholarships.