• A week of laughter, peace, and pure musical joy.

    – 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 2017 Creative Musicians Retreat, and we also welcome Artists-in-Residence Steven Beck (piano) and Matthew Gold (percussion).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 will be Annie Gosfield. She will be on campus all week, moderate three Composers Forums, conduct master classes, and give private composition lessons.Annie Gosfield









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

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