Charlotte New Music Festival: June 19 – July 1

| Workshops & Concert Series




Promote contemporary classical music and dance through unique educational experiences, compelling performances, and innovative collaborations across artistic disciplines.


Since 2012, we have proudly presented over 65 concerts full of premieres for contemporary classical music, and 11 concerts premiering new music and dance collaborations. For the 6th year in a row, we are happy to welcome composers, musicians, choreographers, and dancers from all over the world to the CNMF community!


Composers Workshop 2017

2-week conference with concerts and presentations on contemporary music, business practices in the field, networking, and discussions of new works by the composers in attendance. If you are interested in attending or auditing, please click here for more info! 

Max Computer Music Workshop

Max 2014 Laptop Orchestra Concert


The Max Computer Music Workshop (MCMW) is an intermediate to advanced two-week immersive workshop, during the Charlotte New Music Festival, focused on programming and composing computer music, using the Max visual programming environment. Participants will learn techniques for programming interactive computer music, through a mix of lectures and lab work, culminating in a public performance of works created during the workshop. Topics: digital audio synthesis, digital signal processing, alternative controllers and strategies, and implementation of interactivity in computer music. Intended for: composers, performers, and programmers with some experience in computer music or computer programming. 

String Quartet Composition Competition

max-eqyptCongratulations to Max Duykers on winning the 2nd annual national Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet Composition Competition for his piece called “Glass Blue Cleft”! We are proud to announce that Max Duykers’ string quartet will be performed by the Beo String Quartet on June 28 at the 2017 CNMFestival!

Beo String Quartet will produce a studio recording following the 2017 CNMFestival.

Guest Composers

John Allemeier
Craig Bove
Lawrence Dillon
Michael Fiday
Marc Mellits
Charles Nichols
Ronald Keith Parks
Other Composers TBA

Guest Musicians

Beo String Quartet


Out of Bounds Ensemble

Orlando Cela & Wei Zhao (Duo Zonda)

Other artists TBA








The 2017 Charlotte New Music Festival is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

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