From July 22 - 28, 2019 Nuova Musica hosted a week long pilot program for students, artists, and patrons of the arts in Gesualdo. This short-form gathering brought together students from Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Yale, recent NYU grads, and international artists for an intense week of creative exploration, laying the groundwork for future years. Activities were suspended for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as of Feb. 15, 2021 Italy has extended its COVID state of emergency rules through April 30, 2021 which restricts international tourism.
Given the ongoing pandemic situation, it is unlikely a 2021 Program will be possible, but we are monitoring the situation closely as vaccinations progress. We look forward to planning future program cycles when we may once again travel more safely to Italy! We remain positive in our outlook for Summer 2022 activities.
For students, the Nuova Musica program of study is shaped to individual goals, and may focus on either performance (song coaching and monologue study) or writing (music, lyric and bookwriting), or other topics of interest.
Professional artists may propose to pursue independent creative projects, with opportunities to develop and share work, and receive feedback.
Patrons will join with students and artists to enjoy excursions to experience local sights, cuisine and cultural activities. Other private tourist activities may be coordinated for an additional fee.
During Summer 2022, Nuova Musica plans to present its first summer festival, with professional artists in residence in Gesualdo over a three week period. Exact program dates are still to be determined, and will hopefully be announced by January 2022. Summer programming will include a workshop production of a new musical, inspired by Giambattista Basile's Tale of Tales, presented in the historic Castello di Gesualdo. Additional programming will include other concerts of new work and student performances. Please sign up for our email list to express interest, and we will follow up to let you know about application opportunities for students, artists in residence, as well as opportunities for patron attendance.