The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is a two-week immersive experience for the modern string player, composer, and choreographer. It provides a comprehensive approach to entrepreneurial career-building, contemporary music performance, and intensive, personalized artistic development.

Founded in 2013 and led by composer, conductor, and bassist Peter Askim, the Next Festival has featured some of the most prominent figures in new music today: guest artists including Tony Arnold, Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Koh, Nadia Sirota, Richard Thompson, Jeffrey Zeigler, and the string quartet ETHEL; and composers including Aaron Jay Kernis, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Liisa Hirsch, Pierre Jalbert, Phil Kline, Jessica Meyer, Richard Thompson, and Aleksandra Vrebalov; as well as choreographer Christopher D’Amboise.

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Behind The Scenes Documentary

Composer/Choreographer Workshop: Trailer


Help support the third season of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, a unique week-long immersion experience for talented string players on the cusp of great careers.