Budding Composers is an educational activity focusing on creation and interpretation for young people. It’s goal is promoting music projects and the interpretation of contemporary works, in addition to encouraging exchanges with artists. In addition to introducing Quebec students to the music of local and present-day composers.

As part of its youth program, the SMCQ provides free support to music teachers in implementing this activity with their students using the tools provided in pedagogical kits, which are also available on its educational platform. To inspire students, discussion sessions with a composer are also included, notably as part of the Homage Series. At the end of the activity, participants are invited to perform their own musical creations or a work from the contemporary repertoire during a major concert in a professional venue.

Budding Composers is a unique opportunity for students to discover contemporary music and the creative process.