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NMOP Participant Testimonials

“Such a high level of artistry and musicianship--perfect place to explore your creativity. Best festival EVER!”
—instrumental participant

“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

“With all the practicing and warming-up and counting, this is obviously a festival about music-making. But my experience here has been largely one of listening: to new musics, to incredibly thoughtful professionals, to my energized and wildly talented peers. My own artistry has been nurtured by all this listening, and I can't say thank you enough.“
—instrumental participant

“This festival blows every other festival I've been to out of the water. The amount of rehearsal time, faculty interaction, and great performances is ridiculous. I will definitely apply again.“
—composer participant

“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”
—vocal participant

“Chef is awesome!”
—composer participant

“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.”
—instrumental participant

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

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshops

New Music
On The Point