The Faculty and Artists-in-Residence of the Creative Musicians Retreat comprise leaders in the fields of composition, electronic music and music education.

Our philosophy is that by participating together in all levels of community life, faculty, artists, and participants can create an environment where creativity flourishes.

Meet the 2021 Creative Musicians Retreat Faculty & Staff


Each summer, an acclaimed contemporary music ensemble and composer-in-residence join us at the Creative Musicians Retreat. In 2021, our Ensemble-in-Residence will be the International Contemporary Ensemble. Our 2021 composer-in-residence will be Marcos Balter

Members of the Ensemble-in-Residence kick off the festival with a concert of new music on the first night, and during the week, the ensemble rehearses and workshops pieces composed by Creative Musician Retreat participants. These works are then performed on a Composers Forum. The ensemble also provides chamber music coaching and private lessons to those enrolled at at the Retreat. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble in residence in summer 2021 include Alice Teyssier (soprano voice and flute), Peter Evans (trumpet), Ryan Muncy (saxophone), Mazz Swift (violin), and Nuiko Wadden (harp). Additional artists-in-residence in 2021 include percussionist Matthew Gold, pianist David Friend, and choral conductor Thomas Colohan.

Begin your 2021 application today!