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About New Music On The Point

Testimonials


“I am blown away by the program you have created for new music! The freedom to express ourselves, enjoy the teachings of others, and have the release of all that academic tension is beautiful and I was often brought to tears listening to my new colleagues perform. I can’t tell you what a safe haven you have created for us, especially as vocal musicians. We are constantly judged out in the “real” world, and to have two weeks of non-judgment to hone our crafts and work with such a talented group of faculty and colleagues is a breath of fresh air. Compared to other summer vocal institutes, NMOP is by far superior in content.”

vocal participant 2015

“NMOP was really an amazing experience. As a performer, I learned tons of things about composing and music and general that would be hard to find elsewhere. The festival was expertly well-organized, and a strong community of participants was built.”

instrumental participant 2015

“The selection of composers and instrumentalists was OUTSTANDING! I have never had a more enjoyable experience with new music. Everyone in attendance and the faculty were supportive, caring, educational, and 100% open to new ideas and collaboration. There were virtually no egos to deal with at all and that is rare in this competitive career.”

vocal participant 2015

“NMOP is a magical place. The concept of ‘coaching from within’ in the student work chamber groups is incredible—it allows the instrumentalists to work alongside the faculty as colleagues and encourages a sense of responsibility in the student instrumentalists that might not otherwise have existed.”

instrumental participant 2015

“The environment here is so safe and open that I reached a new place of artistic and personal self-awareness and I really want to protect that. The faculty here were so generous and inspiring and I had a great time meeting and learning from the other participants. NMOP was exactly what I needed right now.”

composer participant 2015

“The lessons, masterclasses, performances – everything, really – was simply amazing.”

composer participant 2015

“Chef is the best!”

composer participant 2015

“It is a beautiful and supportive environment for creativity, innovation and music-making.”

instrumental participant 2015

“Thank you for opening up your Point to us new music crazies. I am grateful to have spent time in such a beautiful, inspiring place with such incredible colleagues. Although it is only 2 short weeks, the collaborations memories and relationships I’ve had the chance to create will last a lifetime.”

participant 2013

“Since NMOP, I am helping the new music scene here take off and grow. Of course, it all started for me at NMOP. The legitimization it gave me in pursuing unconventional music, and the support and inspiration of the JACK Quartet. NMOP will always be in my heart.”

participant 2012

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshop

New Music
On The Point