2019 Season (May 26-June 8)

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 2019 Season a success!

Watch & listen to our 2019 Festival program:

Video Playlist  |  Audio Recordings

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 participate in masterclasses and perform concerts at Music Mountain (Falls Village, CT), The Egremont Village Inn (Egremont, MA), and National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), playing the music of living composers.

We’re also excited to continue our composer/choreographer workshops with Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winner Aaron Jay Kernis and Tony Nominee choreographer Christopher D’Amboise. Our 2019 Composer/Choreographer Workshop will be held at The Center for Ballet and the Arts (New York, NY).

2019 Festival Highlights

Latest News

Review: Miranda Cuckson (violin) Orchestra of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists/Peter Askim, The Strad, 7/25/19

Music Mountain Festival of Emerging Artists benefits Hunt Library, The Litchfield County Times, 5/29/19

Music Interview: Peter Askim’s Next Festival Of Emerging Artists, WSHU Public Radio, 5/28/19

Interview: The Next Festival Of Emerging Artists, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 5/24/19

Marshall Miles Interviews Peter Askim, Robin Hood Radio on Demand, 5/13/19

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.

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


With Gracious Support From


The Amphion Foundation   •   The Cornwall Foundation  •  The Williamson Foundation