Concerts are organized with a collaboration between music composers and dancers. You can discover how this is planned and brought together by our experts here on this page.

Lectures and Master Classes

A two-week intensive session to study music composition and reside in a creative atmosphere with a wide variety of offerings. Lectures and master classes with the area’s finest composers and musicians, and choreographers.

Visit the Composers and Performers pages to learn more about the guest artists for 2012.

Participants will reside in a luxurious estate with a private beach on Lake Wylie at Snug Harbor. Meals & transportation included (also onsite: kayaks, heated pool, billiards, etc...).

The highlights of the workshop will be the public performances for each participant’s new work(s) during the 3 concerts. (Pieces up to 12 minutes each)

Concert Piece: In this workshop, the focus will be composing music for String Quartet, Guitar, or Piano. The concert piece should be submitted by May 1, 2012. Guest composers and performers will provide you with valuable feedback in composition workshops & master classes. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to rehearse with the performers for the concert.

Workshop Piece: At the time of the workshop, you are encouraged to bring a second work-in-progress for the performers to read through and critique in a workshop setting. In private composition lessons, the composers-in-residence will help you develop your drafts.

Dance choreography & Composition Collaboration:

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a choreographer and compose a piece for piano or string quartet to accompany dance. Learn how to work with dance and choreography. The new music & dance concert will take place on Sunday, June 24.

Dancers! - to see more info on the choreographer/composer collaborations, please Click Here.


Links: Register Free to Apply! Discounted tuition if you do not need lodging! Please inquire about financial assistance. Fill out the application, then send it in with your materials (via email or postal mail). If you have an extended deadline, please refer to the dates that were given to you.

Composers: Application
Dancers: Application

We accept payment via credit card, check, or Paypal.
2 Ways to Register:

  1. Electronically: Fill out the application, and email it along with the attachments of your accompanying materials (scores/mp3’s).
  2. Mail: Print out the application, fill it out, and send it in one envelope/package with all of your materials.

(We will not accept a combination of the above) If you have trouble with the application, please send us an email.

Payment Instructions

To Send a Payment:

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(Click the link in the line above and use our email address to send payment with your credit or debit card)
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Check - Personal, certified, or bank check accepted.
Make check out to: The Savvy Organization

Mail check to:
6151 Roseway Ct.
Harrisburg, NC 28075

You are encouraged to contact us. If you received an extended deadline, please refer to the dates that were given to you.


We thank you for showing support in many generous ways!

If you appreciate the arts and want to support the creation of quality new music, we invite you to invest in tomorrow’s composers. Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and will be applied to scholarships and operational costs. Check or money order are also accepted. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like more information.

All donations are tax-deductible. We use PayPal for safe & secure credit card payment processing. To begin the donation process, please contact us via email or phone.

In-kind donations and partnerships are also extremely valued. We would encourage you to contact us to explore benefits and possibilities!