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New Music On The Point
June 5-18, 2018

Announcing NMOP in NYC on November 19!  Check out this exciting event here and join us.

 

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)

2018 Faculty:

Master Artists:

2018 Themes:

  • improvisation
  • 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. 

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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


Location

Point CounterPoint 1361 Hooker Road Leicester, VT 05733

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Applications may be submitted between Jan. 1-Feb. 15. Click here to apply
Tony Arnold

Amy
Williams

Tony Arnold

Tony
Arnold

George Lewis

George
Lewis

Juraj Kojs

Juraj
Kojs

Ted Hearne

Ted
Hearne

Brad Balliett

Brad
Balliett

Robert Black

Robert
Black

Eve Beglarian

Eve
Beglarian

Caroline Shaw

Caroline
Shaw

Du Yun

Du
Yun

Jane Rigler

Jane
Rigler

Eve Beglarian

Jan
Williams

Miya Masaoka

Miya
Masaoka

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshop

New Music
On The Point