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  • How do participants get Noteflight accounts?

    Participants receive their own free Noteflight account that is part of the YCIW Noteflight community.

  • Does YCIW come with a curriculum?

    Participants have access to online, interactive web lessons covering a wide range of composition topics. They are ideal for helping brand new composers begin their first piece and progressive to more advanced topics. Each lesson comes with three Noteflight practice assignments. Teachers may utilize these assignments or implement their own curriculum.

  • How do the composer mentors give feedback?

    Composer mentors make helpful comments directly on each student’s score throughout the process. Classroom teachers and peers are able to provide comments also.

  • When will Metropolis Ensemble play student pieces?

    Members of Metropolis Ensemble visit with participants early on in the process and then return to the school for a live performance of each student’s piece.

  • How much does YCIW cost?

    Cost is based on the number of students participating from each school. We apply all fees entirely towards musicians and composer mentors. Contact program director Matt McLean for further details.

  • How much does YCIW cost for NYC public schools?

    YCIW is a free resource for NYC Public Schools.

  • How long does each Workshop last?

    Each workshop session runs approximately 8 to 10 weeks.

  • What if I have an iBook?

    The free compendium iBook Music Works has versions of the web lessons for the iPad. There is also a compendium iTunes YCIW course that is perfect for the iPad. Visit iTunes U YCIW course.  The Noteflight web app functions on mobile iOS and is integrated in to both Music Works and the iTunes U Course.