COMPOSITION

12 WEEK SESSIONS

COMPOSITION

INDIVIDUAL and GROUP Classes Available

Have you ever wanted to compose a song, solo piece, or film score? Have you wanted to learn more about how a piece of music goes from concept to reality? At Northeast Iowa School of Music, you can learn from one of our professional, award-winning composers. You will learn the basics of the compositional process, instrumentation, and using music software to create your own, original scores.

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Composition instructor

Luke Flynn

Education

MA, Music Composition

Butler University

BA, Music Composition

Clarke University

Luke has also studied music composition at the International University of Kagoshima in Japan, with composer Tadashi Kubo

 

 

Experience

Flynn is a professional composer for film, television, and concert-hall symphonic and choral music.

Flynn has composed and orchestrated the scores for a variety of films and television shows. His Hollywood music department credits include over 100 of the world’s biggest movies and television series, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen II, The Mandalorian, and many others.

​Flynn’s concert works are performed regularly worldwide, including commissions and performances by major symphony orchestras, choirs, and ensembles in Japan, France, South Korea, China, Australia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, and throughout the U.S. His works consistently win or place as a finalist in composition contests around the world.

Composition instructor

TracEy Rush

Education

BA, Music Composition

University of Northern Iowa

Experience

Tracey Rush is the founder of Northeast Iowa School of Music.

Her compositions have been performed all over the country and in several foreign countries. Her original composition Angels in the Snow has been performed by several orchestras and choirs, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Lucas Richman, conductor, and the Naples Philharmonic, Erich Kunzel, conductor.

The musical-comedy review Mothering Heights, which Rush co-wrote with Des Moines playwright Rebecca Christian, is published by Dramatic Publishing. Her song cycle for treble choir, The Butterfly Garden, with texts by elementary students, won the 1999 Francis J. Pyle Commission Award, sponsored by the Iowa Composers Forum.

In 2008, Rush conducted one of her compositions at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Rush also teaches violin and viola at Northeast Iowa School of Music