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Next Edge Arts

Raleigh, NC | http://www.next-fest.org
Joined in February 2021

About Us

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is committed to advancing the life of contemporary concert music through performance, audience engagement, and the nurturing of emerging artists with a passion for 21st century music.

The Festival provides young performers and composers (ages 20-30) an immersion into 21st century music. We recognize the importance of developing a unique musical identity and professional trajectory, and the careful nurturing this requires. This is the case whether seeking to forge a contemporary music career, to incorporate new music into a more traditional path, or to create new works, venues, and collaborations. Through collaboration with leading figures in contemporary music, premieres of new works, and outreach opportunities, NextFest forges working relationships among the next generation of performers, composers and audiences.

In 2020, the organization made a radical pivot to offer 100% of its programming online, free of charge, with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Rather than suspend its operations when live performances were paused, the Next Festival responded to the needs of the community with an expanded series of virtual offerings called Next Fest Connects. Almost overnight, the Next Festival’s constituency expanded nearly tenfold, from an intimate group of artists and audiences to an international community of students, professional musicians, and individuals who were inspired by the power of music during a dark time.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is committed to advancing the life of contemporary concert music through performance, audience engagement, and the nurturing of emerging artists with a passion for 21st century music.

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Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Education

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Current listings by Next Edge Arts

JobsLocationDate Posted
Managing DirectorNew York, NYFebruary 11, 2021

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