The Next Festival of Emerging Artists — May 29-June 11, 2022

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists provides young performers and composers (ages 20-30) an immersion into 21st century music.

Next Festival is a multi-week experience comprising performances, individual lessons, coaching, masterclasses, and more with 20 participating string players selected to begin at the historic Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut, creating their own programs of study and performing there and in New York City at Roulette. The Festival also includes workshops and recordings of student compositions, and multi-disciplinary collaboration and improvisation with choreographers and dancers.

Our 2022 festival features well-renowned guest artists, masterclasses, workshops and in-person and virtual collaborations, including composer/vocalist Pamela Z, composer/violist Jessica Meyer, hornist Jeff Scott (Imani Winds, Oberlin Conservatory), composer/pianist Liliya Ugay, dancer/choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, social media/marketing consultant Jamie Benson, Peter Askim (Next Festival’s Artistic Director), Alecia Lawyer (ROCO, oboist), and more!

Apply to be a 2022 Next Festival of Emerging Artists’ Fellow

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022, 5 PM ET

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Behind The Scenes Documentary

Composer/Choreographer Workshop


With Gracious Support From

The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund  •  The Amphion Foundation  •  The Williamson Foundation  •  The Heineman Foundation