Guided for nearly 50 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, the Composer’s Conference provides a select number of emerging composers with an intense two-week program of seminars with distinguished guest composers, public colloquia, and performances and recordings of their recent works by the Conference Ensemble, James Baker, music director. The Chamber Music Workshops offer amateur chamber musicians a stimulating environment that includes coachings, large ensemble and ad hoc chamber music readings, along with opportunities to attend masterclasses and concerts. New this season, conservatory-level students in the Contemporary Performance Institute will join the community to study, rehearse, and perform pre-selected repertoire from music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with coaching by director Fred Sherry and by members of the Conference Ensemble. Learn more about the Composers Conference, Chamber Music Workshops, and Contemporary Performance Institute.
The Chamber Music Workshops provides amateur musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform chamber music with friends, learn from world-class performers, and expand their knowledge and appreciation for the art form.