2019 Season (May 26-June 8)

This year, we’ll be joined by our guest artist, contemporary violinist Miranda Cuckson, as well as our resident entrepreneurial artist Jessica Meyer. Students will perform concerts at Music Mountain (Falls Village, CT) and (le) poisson rouge (New York, NY), playing the music of living composers, participate in masterclasses, as well as prepare and perform chamber music.

We’re also excited to continue our composer/choreographer workshops with Pulitzer Prize Winner Aaron Jay Kernis and Tony Nominee choreographer Christopher D’Amboise. Stay tuned for more news about our talented early-career composers and choreographers.

Applications for the 2019 season are now full. We’re still accepting applications for our waitlist.

More 2019 Festival details coming soon…

Latest News

We’re excited to announce that The Next Festival of Emerging Artists has been awarded grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, ASCAP Foundation, Amphion Foundation, Cornwall Foundation and Williamson Foundation.

Donate today to join them in supporting our 2019 Season!

About the Festival

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

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With Gracious Support From

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The Amphion Foundation   •   The Cornwall Foundation  •  The Williamson Foundation