Point CounterPoint New Music On The Point

Leicester, NY

Overview

The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers (ages 18 and up) creating contemporary music in a glorious setting on the shores of Lake Dunmore in Vermont.

During New Music On The Point’s 2015 season, participants will work with distinguished composers-in-residence Amy Williams (University of Pittsburgh), Juraj Kojs (University of Miami), James Mobberley (University of Missouri – Kansas City), and Robert Morris (Eastman); our acclaimed ensembles-in-residence, the American Modern Ensemble (NYC) and JACK Quartet (NYC); and the exciting mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie (Philadelphia) with J.J. Penna (Westminster Choir College/Juilliard), our excellent collaborative pianist and vocal coach.  Kerrith Livengood (Urbana) will act as Assistant Director, and Composer.

Our roster of Visiting Master Artists for 2015 includes the composers Marcos Balter (Montclair State University) and Christopher Cerrone (NYC), as well as our guest in the vocal arts: Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Peabody Conservatory).  Each of our guests will give a seminar on his/her professional work and offer NMOP participants critique in master classes and seminars.

During our program, all participants engage in an interactive schedule of instruction, open rehearsals, seminars,  and concerts. Every day there is time for composing, practicing, and rehearsing.  Each of the participating composers will have his/her new work premiered on the final concerts of the New Music On The Point Festival.

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 teaching/rehearsal studios and practice cabins that dot the the woods, most with lake views, and rustic sleeping bunk cabins. Chef Steve and his staff serve gourmet meals daily and will again be teaching optional cooking classes!

Our NMOP 2015 Festival is for participants in composition, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, saxophone, instrumental chamber piano, voice and collaborative piano. Applications will be open January 1st.  Please note that application criteria, and e-mail query addresses differ per applicant category. Both financial aid and work study awards are available. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply early as spaces in any one area, ie., – composition, instrumental and vocal arts are limited.

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