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Impulse New Music Festival

Santa Barbara, CA         

The Impulse New Music Festival is an intensive 2-week residency and training program for early-career composers and performers of new music. Festival musicians work together to create, realize and document their work; each new piece is recorded by the INMF Chamber Ensemble in the studio and premiered at a festival concert. Under the guidance of world-class faculty and new-music specialists, INMF participants hone their craft through coaching, mentorship, seminars, and workshops, supplemented by evening lectures designed to address the realities and strategies of making a career in the arts. The result is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience in making new art at the highest level

INMF is a 501(c) Non-Profit Organization committed to breaking down the socio-economic barriers of classical music education in order to promote more diverse and distinct voices in contemporary music. To address one aspect, we are working towards a tuition-free model for all composition and performance program participants.

Hunter Chang, “New Work” premiered at INMF 2019

Hunter Chang, “New Work” performed by INMF Chamber Ensemble (Joy Yamaguchi, violin, and Bri Tagliaferro, cello) at INMF 2019.

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Ashley Petrie, “Early Morning Canyon” at Premiered at INMF 2019

Petrie’s “Early Morning Canyon” performed by INMF Chamber Ensemble (Stephanie Dressler, flute, Joy Yamaguchi, violin, Joshua Tessler, piano) at INMF 2019.

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Jared Beu, “IV. Apus, the Bird of Paradise” premiere at INMF 2019

Beu’s “IV. Apus, the Bird of Paradise” performed by Jared Beu, piano, and Bri Tagliaferro, cello, at INMF 2019.

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