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 will be participating in a 6-week program in Gesualdo led by Nuova Musica's founding artists, creating an original site specific theater performance in collaboration with regional artists. This program is under the auspices of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. We invite you to attend free public performances of a new musical, inspired by Giambattista Basile's Tale of Tales, presented in the historic Palazzo Pisapia. July 22-24, 2022. Contact us for more information!
In 2023, we hope to once again return to Gesualdo with an open application program. Please check back in January 2023 for updated application information.
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.