The Composers Workshop

About The Composers Workshop

Congratulations to the Composers Workshop Class of 2024!

We are thrilled to have 10 composers from six different US states, Venezuela, Hong Kong, and China.

Class of 2024

Cascade Composing is a composition program headed by internationally acclaimed composer, and Dean of the Music School at Julliard, David Serkin Ludwig. The 2024 composer's workshop is open to ten outstanding composers that will be chosen by Ludwig and the Cascade team.  These composers will have the opportunity to work with David virtually in the weeks leading up to the Cascade Conducting Masterclass, as well as during the Masterclass itself, and will compose a work to be played by the Cascade Composers Sinfonietta for a final concert on the night of June 27th in beautiful Lagerquist Hall at Pacific Lutheran University, conducted by participants of the 7th Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass. 

Other opportunities include:

• Rehearsals and professionally video- recorded final concert with the Cascade Composers Sinfonietta 

• Lessons and daily composition seminars with David Ludwig, world-renowned composer and Dean of Music at The Juilliard School

• Master class with distinguished guest composer Gabriella Smith

• Auditing of orchestral and choral conducting seminars 

• Daily classes with guest speakers from the orchestral field

• Attendance at Cascade Conducting rehearsals with Sarah Ioannides and Geoffrey Boers



Reduced rate room and board will be offered by Pacific Lutheran University.

Watch Cascade Conductors from the 4th Annual Masterclass lead a Symphony Tacoma Chamber Orchestra in performances of Cascade Composers' original works:  "The Final Conquest."