• I enjoyed the personal attention at CMR. I was able to attend classes, take lessons, and speak about music in a very comfortable environment.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant

Each summer, an acclaimed contemporary music ensemble joins us at the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR). During the week, the ensemble rehearses and workshops pieces composed by CMR participants. These works are then performed on a Composers Forum. Members of the Ensemble-in-Residence also provide coachings and/or lessons to those enrolled at CMR, and they perform a public concert of new music.

We are thrilled that the Mivos Quartet will be in residence again at the 2018 Creative Musicians Retreat.Mivos Quartet


They will be on campus for the duration of the week, working with composing and performing participants in a stimulating workshop environment. Past Ensembles-In-Residence include the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Wet Ink Ensemble.


In 2017, the CMR Composer-In-Residence was Annie Gosfield. She joined us on campus all week, moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons.Annie Gosfield









Past Composers-in-Residence have been Michael DaughertyMartin BresnickRussell Pinkston, James Mobberley, and Eve Beglarian. 

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