New Music Gathering

New Music Gathering is an every-0ther-annual conference/festival hybrid dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support, and creation of new and forward-thinking music.

With concerts, lecture/recitals, roundtable discussions, talks, and choreographed socializing like musician meet-ups and live action role playing games, NMG aims to be both a conference in the traditional sense but also quite literally a collective place for things to grow, improve, solidify, and above all get personal!

"Every conference should be at least half as productive as this one.

The recipe: bring together a bunch of people who love what they do and are committed to doing it more and better.  Give them a safe forum to talk about what they know, and how they do, and encourage many questions. Create spaces where they can discover kindred spirits with the purpose of future collaboration.  Avoid sales and pitches. Be supportive.  Make the goal to advance the collective goal.  Rejoice.  Eat.  Listen.  And then sleep." 

- Shaya Lyon (New Music Box, 2015)

“staunchly noncommercial” 

- Allan Kozinn (Wall Street Journal, 2016)