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 2018 Creative Musicians Retreat Faculty & Staff


Each summer, an acclaimed contemporary music ensemble joins us at the Creative Musicians Retreat. In 2019, we will be joined by Mivos Quartet.

During the week, the ensemble rehearses and workshops pieces composed by Creative Musician Retreat participants. These works are then performed on a Composers Forum. Members of the Ensemble-in-Residence also provide coaching and lessons to those enrolled at at the Retreat, and they perform a public concert of new music. Joining Mivos Quartet as an artist-in-residence in 2019 is percussionist Matthew Gold.

Our 2019 Composer-In-Residence is George Lewis. He will be on campus all week moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons.

Past Composers-in-Residence have been Christopher TheofanidisAnnie Gosfield, Michael Daugherty, Martin Bresnick, Russell Pinkston, James Mobberley, and Eve Beglarian.

Apply for 2019 today!