Longy School of Music of Bard College

Welcome to the Composition for Performers class website. Here you'll find a course outline and policies for the class, and other information as needed. If you need to contact me, there is a link at the bottom of each page. Please do be in touch with questions, suggestions, or concerns.

On the tips, notes page are downloadable self-descriptions by the singers in our class to assist in composing for them.

You will find a page for downloading manuscript paper. There are various sizes and groupings of staves.

And I’m adding a page of links that will be updated as we go along. It will be assorted in content, but the main thing I’ll post is any link that has good information about orchestration. At the moment, the page links sites for downloadable notation software (free) and a great orchestration site.


John H. Morrison