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Shenandoah New Music a new initiative by Shenandoah Conservatory to bring the best artists from the world of contemporary art music to Winchester, expanding the Capital Region’s already-vibrant new music scene throughout northern Virginia.  Just a short drive from Washington, DC, Shenandoah New Music features performances annually in multiple venues, featuring guest artists ranging from new music legends to young guns, and including regular performances by our in-house new music ensemble.  The 2015-16 season will last from September, 2015 through April, 2016, and feature a stellar line-up of guest artists and in-house performances, offering students in both composition and performance exposure to a level of cutting edge, international new music that one doesn’t find too many other places.

Events include:

  • Pulitzer Prize Visiting Artist Series
  • Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night in Downtown Winchester
  • Guest Artists and Master Classes
  • A full new music season by EDGE Ensemble
  • Student composer reading sessions with the Conservatory Orchestra
  • The return of Shenandoah New Music’s Artists in Residence: Newspeak

Guests for 2015-16 Season Will be announced soon!


Past guests have included:

Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, William Bolcom, Jennifer Higdon, Kevin Puts,
Wynton Marsalis, Newspeak, Missy Mazzoli, Abigail Fischer, Daniel Wohl, TRANSIT, Ken Thompson’s Slow/Fast, Mellissa Hughes, Alex Temple, Kristin Kuster, Erik Spangler, Hudson Piano Trio, Rebecca Lazier, Joel Puckett, Dana Wilson, Rhymes With Opera, R WE WHO R WE (Ted Hearne and Philip White), ZOFO Duet, Adolphus Hailstork, Stefan Weisman, Elliot Cooper Cole, Arturo Márquez, Carter Pann, Ursula Oppens, Lars Mlekusch, Phil Kline, Third Coast Percussion, Julian Crowhurst, Jeremy Denk, Todd Reynolds, Eric Huebner, Matt Albert, Patchwork, Impatience Machine, Monica Germino, Nicholas Tolle, Frank van der Weij


To get the latest updates, follow us on twitter @ShenCoNewMu

For more information, contact Dr. David T. Little at