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 & 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2022, students from Princeton University participated in a 6-week global seminar program in Gesualdo, under the auspices of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. This program was led by Nuova Musica's founding artists Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, who created an original site specific theater performance in collaboration with other Italian regional artists. Free public performances of a new musical, inspired by Giambattista Basile's Tale of Tales, were presented in the historic Palazzo Pisapia. July 22-24, 2022.
In July 2023, we hope to return to Gesualdo with an open application program for both undergraduate and graduate level students. Please check back in January 2023 for updated application information.
The Nuova Musica program of study is shaped to individual goals, and may focus on either performance 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.