New Music On The Point
The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers ages 18-35.
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.
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.