Join us for our 2023 season from May 26-June 10

As part of our 2023 Season, The Next Festival will be an American Composers Orchestra EarShot Partner Orchestra, supporting emerging composers and the creation of new music and will be presented by ACO as part of its 2023 SONiC Festival.

The Festival will host workshop and recording sessions for three composers as part of its partnership with American Composers Orchestra and its innovative EarShot Program. The composers will be selected in a nationwide search for new works for string orchestra and receive mentorship, in-depth rehearsals and workshops, a recording of their work, and the opportunity to participate in the Festival’s innovative Composer/Choreographer Workshop. The Next Festival Orchestra’s EarShot workshops will be held on June 5-8, 2023, with final reading and recording sessions taking place June 8-9 in New York City.

Stay tuned for more information about The Next Festival of Emerging Artists’ 2023 season!

About The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists provides young performers and composers (ages 20-30) with an immersion into 21st century music. Designed to cultivate the next generation of 360° artists, the Festival focuses on contemporary music, entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and developing artist citizens.

At the forefront of supporting artists since the early days of the pandemic, the Next Festival has presented more than 75 free virtual workshops, talks and collaborations, creating a worldwide community of like-minded artists.

Support the Festival

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists was founded on the idea that deserving artists can participate, regardless of financial circumstances. We’re committed to supporting our community of young artists through our unique “pay-what-you-can” model and through more than 75 free virtual events focused on equipping young artists with the tools they need to succeed. We’re grateful to you, our audience and supporters, for helping make this commitment a reality. Your continued support will help us make our resources available to all.
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With Gracious Support From


The Amphion Foundation  •  The Williamson Foundation  •  The Heineman Foundation