New Music On The Point
June 5-18, 2018
The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers
Our two-week program fosters collaborative music-making in a relaxing environment where aspiring musicians may explore and grow, creating contemporary music in a glorious setting on the shores of Lake Dunmore.
The NMOP 2018 Festival is open to participants (ages 18-35) in the following areas:
- • composition
- • voice
- • strings
- • winds
- • saxophone
- • piano
- • percussion
- • classical guitar
- • string quartet
- • chamber ensemble (2-6 players)
- Amy Williams (Artistic Director, composer-in-residence, piano)
- JACK Quartet (ensemble-in-residence)
- Roomful of Teeth (guest ensemble-in-residence)
- Tony Arnold (voice)
- Brad Balliett (bassoon)
- Robert Black (bass)
- Eve Beglarian (composition)
- George Lewis (composition)
- Juraj Kojs (composition)
- Ted Hearne (composition)
- Caroline Shaw (composition, voice)
- Du Yun (composition)
- Jane Rigler (flute)
- Miya Masaoka (composition)
- Jan Williams (percussion)
- graphic music
- sonic meditation
- vocal chamber music
- piano four-hands
- performance art
We are open to participants who work within all contemporary musical aesthetics, as well as those who will interact with our 2018 themes: i.e. composers who also sing vocal chamber music, performers who play notated and improvised music, singers with theatrical experience, etc.
During our program, participants engage in an intensive schedule of instruction, rehearsals, seminars, workshops and nightly concerts. Every day there is time for composing, practicing, rehearsing and spontaneous musical and recreational experiences. Each of the participating composers will have a new chamber work premiered on the final concerts of the Festival and will participate in a reading session with the JACK Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, or our faculty/fellow ensembles. They will also have masterclasses with Master Artist composers, individual lessons with faculty composers and present their own work for feedback from faculty and peers.
Faculty and Master Artist performers give individual lessons as well as coaching chamber works, leading workshops and presenting seminars on their professional work. Faculty performers “coach from within” on the participant composer works. Each performer will perform on at least one faculty composer’s work and will have several faculty-coached ensembles to participate in.
One chamber ensemble (2-6 players, any instrumentation that fits in our rustic environment!) will be selected in 2018 for a tuition-free fellowship. One piano fellowship and one percussion fellowship will also be available in 2018. Additional fellowships may be added pending successful fundraising.
New Music On The Point is situated right on Lake Dunmore, VT, beneath the Green Mountains and under a nighttime sky filled with stars. There are rehearsal studios and practice cabins that dot the woods, most with lake views, and rustic sleeping bunkbed cabins. Chef Steve and his staff serve three locally-sourced, sometimes foraged, gourmet meals daily!
Roomful of Teeth
LocationPoint CounterPoint 1361 Hooker Road Leicester, VT 05733
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