The Sound of a New generation
We offer private lessons in music composition and theory that can last 30 or 60 minutes and meet once per week in person or virtually. As this is a private lesson the curriculum can be tailored to fit your goals.
Learn the building blocks of music and how to notate your musical ideas for a variety of different instruments. Good music theory and composition skills are the bedrock to complete musicianship.
Taking music composition lessons at ACM means being part of an organization that commissions dozens of composers a year for innovative programs like the Sound of Silent Film Festival and the Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago’s only classical music street festival.
Learn the building blocks of music and how to notate your musical ideas for a variety of different instruments.
MEET OUR Composition TEACHERS
ACM currently teaches 340 students in three locations and virtually. Hear what our students have to say!
Thank you for all that you’ve done for the Film Scoring Class If this class didn’t exist, I probably wouldn’t have been able to explore and pursue this thing I’m so passionate about and so enjoy.
ACM is a great place to take lessons! My son Ezra has improved at the cello so much since starting there and he's even composing his own music now!
Love this school! I came in wanting to learn a Yann Tiersen song and my teacher got it by ear, transcribed it and taught me to play it.
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festivals / concerts
We produce a variety of festivals and concerts throughout the year designed to serve our mission of bringing musical creativity to life.