Young Women Composers Camp

Next Steps


what's next?

There are many options for continuing your musical education after the YWCC has ended. Here are just some of the programs that run year-round in the Philadelphia area:

composition programs

Luna Composition Lab

Philadelphia Songwriters Project

instrumental programs

Temple University Music Preparatory Division

Settlement Music School

Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) Artist's Initiative

Symphony in C Youth Orchestra

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO)

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC)


Project 440

new music organizations



Network for New Music

Jazz Lives Philadelphia


online resources


American Composers Forum - most reliable listings of competitions and grant opportunities; must be a subscribed member

Composers Site - free resource for listings of competitions and other opportunities

notation software

Sibelius First - Student and Teachers ($8.95 per month)

Finale Notepad (free but limited)

Noteflight (online platform - free but limited)

Flat (online platform - free but limited)

music theory

Open Music Theory - online open-source music theory textbook, easy to read and comprehensive - classic resource for music theory and ear-training basics, includes lessons and exercises

Teoria - music theory and ear-training lessons and exercises, more options than