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New Music Workshop

June 17 – June 26, 2020

Led by composer Martin Bresnick, the Norfolk New Music Workshop nurtures a philosophy of equal collaboration between composers and performers under the supervision of distinguished resident composers and guest Artist-Faculty. Fellows take part in a rigorous curriculum of coaching, masterclasses, rehearsals, discussions and performances. Ample time is allowed for composing and practicing. Each participant of the New Music Workshop will receive an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship covering the full cost of tuition, housing and meals.

The Workshop is interactive in the truest sense, focusing on the process of musical creation and collaboration from concept to concert. Each composer will write a short work and collaborate on the compositions with performers over the course of the Workshop. All compositions are performed and recorded.

In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, composers and instrumentalists will workshop world premieres within a framework of Martin Bresnick’s new transcription of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture.

Applications will be accepted for composition, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, double bass, percussion, and piano.


Martin Bresnick Workshop Director, composer
Lisa Moore piano
Julian Pellicano conductor

Guest composers:
Aaron Jay Kernis
Hannah Lash
David Lang
Christopher Theofanidis