The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop Concert

Experience a concert of world premieres! Witness this free culminating performance of the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop featuring 10 new compositions by composers ages 18 and under performed by Seattle Symphony musicians.

This year’s workshop is in partnership with University of Washington School of Music and will feature the instruments of Harry Partch and workshop director Charles Corey, University of Washington Affiliate Assistant Professor in Composition and Director, Harry Partch Instrumentarium. Don't miss these new and innovative works by local young composers!

FREE. RSVP encouraged.


Dates and Tickets

  • 5 Jun (Mon) 2017 7:00PM


Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall


Charles Corey

Workshop Director

Charles Corey is an American composer holding a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied with Mathew Rosenblum, Eric Moe, Amy Williams, and Trevor Björklund. His approach to composition exploits and subverts the relationships that exist between different tuning systems; the results of this process range from pieces that use standard tuning systems in unique ways to works that involve multiple tuning systems working in concert.


The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop is generously underwritten by the Merriman Family. The concert is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music. Additional support for The Merriman Family Young Composer Workshop is provided by Michel and Christine Suignard.