Newfound Music Festival 2015

September 22, 2014

Dear Colleagues,


The Newfound Music Festival committee has elected Jason Caslor and myself to direct the 2014-15 edition of Newfound Music.

The concert dates are February 4,5 6 2015. Please note this is Wednesday to Friday so as to avoid overlap with the NSO.


This year the composer in residence will be Mark Duggan. For more information on him and his music, go to We will also be joined by the percussion quartet TorQ. They will be the featured performers on the Wednesday night in a performance of Dinuk Wijeratne’s concerto for percussion and Wind Ensemble, “Invisible Cities”.  


Feeling that last year’s symposium was successful, we have chosen to maintain and expand the format. We plan to host a 1/2 day symposium that will intersperse presentations and a few performances ranging in duration from 5 to 20 minutes. Think TED Talks that focus on music and the arts. A specific call will deal with this aspect.


We hope to program with a healthy mix of faculty and student performers. Please encourage your student performers, composers and chamber ensembles to consider a proposal in line with the festival theme. We have a significant amount of programming in place for Morlock. We welcome more, but are open to all kinds of proposals that fit our theme of “on the bleeding edge”.

The deadline for submissions for festival programming is November 1 2014. Send in proposals for consideration to the newfound music committee by clicking here.


We look forward to celebrating 12 years of Newfound music with you – thank you in advance for your contributions.


Andrew Staniland and Jason Caslor, on behalf of the newfound music committee.