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New Music On The Point
June 5-17, 2019

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 explore contemporary music in a glorious setting on the shores of Lake Dunmore

 

The NMOP 2019 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)

Master Artists:

2019 Faculty:

Participants who work within all contemporary musical aesthetics, as well as those who will interact with our 2019 themes, are encouraged to apply by February 1. Performer-composers are also encouraged to apply. 

2019 Themes:

  • Music and the Environment
  • New Opera
  • Video Collaboration
  • Live Electronics
  • Intercultural Music

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. Participant composers receive individual lessons with faculty composers and present their own work for feedback from faculty and peers. The Festival culminates with each of the participating composers having a new chamber work premiered on the final concerts. 

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. Participants will interact with Master Artist composers. Each performer will perform on at least one faculty composer’s work and will have several faculty-coached ensembles to participate in. In 2019, all participants will be involved in a day-long festival in and around Burlington, VT celebrating the music of John Luther Adams.

JACK Quartet  (photo: Beowulf Sheehan)

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!


Location

Point CounterPoint 1361 Hooker Road Leicester, VT 05733

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Applications may be submitted between Dec. 15 and Feb. 1. Click here to apply
Miya Masaoka

John Luther
Adams

Eve Beglarian

Pamela
Z

Tony Arnold

Tony
Arnold

George Lewis

Rebekah
Heller

Juraj Kojs

Erin
Rogers

Ted Hearne

Duo
Diorama

Eve Beglarian

Jan
Williams

Caroline Shaw

Natacha
Diels

Du Yun

Felipe
Lara

Jane Rigler

Huang
Ruo

Tony Arnold

Amy
Williams

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshop

New Music
On The Point