This chapter is about releasing the compositional creativities of adults who do not think of themselves as composers and who have very fixed, socialized notions about who a composer is and what practices composers utilize. They arrive in universitylevel classes in the United States with a concept of composers as the stereotypical myth of the solitary, creative genius that permeates much of western culture. This myth ignores the effect contemporaries often had on each other’s compositional practices and the omnipresent influence of diverse cultural contexts on composers.