Department of Music


The Department of Music offers exciting music festivals throughout the year, bringing to campus hundreds of talented high school students and their directors to work with the world’s leading composers, conductors, ensembles, performers and scholars. These festivals are listed below in order of their appearance on the academic calendar.

Other Festivals

March 20-21, 2021

This festival is a three-day event, including a concert by the featured guest composer, a concert featuring outstanding works for faculty soloists and ensembles, a concert of works by Christopher Newport student composers, and lectures and individual composition lessons by the guest composer. A special feature of the festival is a competition for high school student composers, including a performance of the winning work.

The winning composition is performed as part of the Christopher Newport Contemporary Music Festival.

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