New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival


Producing professional performances of works by contemporary composers; giving modern music a voice; inspiring communities with fresh ideas about the performing arts.

The New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival is a chance for contemporary composers to work with professional performers during the rehearsal process and to have their new works performed by professional ensembles and musicians in an intense three-day festival. Our goal is to inspire the Northeast Louisiana region with new ideas about music and inspire our visiting composers with a look into the unique nature of our area. Our schedule is designed to create a chance for composers to engage with each other, with the performers, and with the communities. Our open rehearsal format is intended to give greater insight into the music of the festival and our attempts to rotate through different venues is intended to bring the music to the people of the community and generate interest and attendance at the concerts.

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