Each year, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition will invite an internationally-renowned composer to take up residency as Distinguished Composer-in-Residence at CCCC.

Guest composers will enhance the current range of pedagogical offerings by providing individual composition lessons to graduate students; participating in CCCC workshops and colloquia, as well as in other scholarly venues across campus; teaching a seminar to advanced graduate and undergraduate composition students; and working with the ensembles-in-residence on performances of new and existing works. Each distinguished guest will add unique artistic perspectives, vitality, and excitement to the intellectual environment of CCCC, the University of Chicago, City of Chicago, and beyond.

Founder and Director

Augusta Read Thomas

Advisory Board

Seth Brodsky
Anthony Cheung
Jennifer Iverson
Amy Iwano
Travis Jackson
Sam Pluta
Marta Ptaszyńska
Barbara Schubert


Reba Cafarelli

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The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is supported in part by generous gifts from Kay Bucksbaum and Gay Stanek.

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