New Music Festival 2018

Thursday, September 27

Friday, September 28

Saturday, September 29

Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV

Festival Host: Daniel Eichenbaum

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FEATURING Registration Fee: All composers having works performed at West Fork this year must submit a $50 registration fee.  To pay the registration fee, please call Valerie Woofter in the FSU Fine Arts office at (304)367-4219 during normal business hours and use a major credit card.  There is no registration fee for performers or audience members. Tentative Schedule of Events: Concerts are performed in Wallman Hall Theater Presentations are in Wallman Hall Room 229 unless otherwise noted Thursday, September 27 7:30 PM   Concert 1 (Keith Jackson) Friday, September 28 11 AM      Concert 2 1 PM        Presentation: Great Noise Ensemble 2 PM        Concert 3 3 PM        Presentation: Terry Crull 4 PM        Presentation: Jessica Rudman 7:30 PM   Concert 4 (Great Noise Ensemble Concert #1) 9 PM        After Hours concert: Mark Zanter and Steve Hall    at Joe ‘n Throw, 323½ Adams Street, Fairmont   Saturday, September 29 11 AM      Concert 5 12 PM      Presentation: Jonathan Newmark 1 PM        Presentation: John F. Paul 2 PM        Concert 6 3:30 PM   Presentation: Grant Cooper 4:30 PM   Presentation: Amelia Kaplan 7:30 PM   Concert 7 (Great Noise Ensemble Concert #2) 9 PM        After Hours concert: Ball State University New Music Ensemble    at The Rambling Root, 101 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont Lodging Information: There is also a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Fairmont.  Rooms with 2 beds are $80 per night and include free breakfast and wifi.  Call (304)367-9150 and mention code “WFMS by September 14 to book this rate.  All are events are free and open to the public. For additional festival information, please email Festival Host Daniel Eichenbaum. Funding for this festival is provided by the Department of Music, School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University.
Great Noise Ensemble Among the most exciting and ambitious new music  ensembles in Washington, D.C.” (Kyle Gullings, A  Composer’s Notebook), and “perhaps the DC region’s  most exciting professional group dedicated to  performing new classical music” (Jason McCool, The  Pinkline Project), Great Noise Ensemble is a working  embodiment of its mission to fight for the performance  of new works and promote emerging talent in  contemporary music.  
Keith Jackson Keith Jackson currently serves as the Interim  Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West  Virginia University. He has been at WVU since  1995 and from 2008-17 he served as the  Director of the School of Music. Dr. Jackson has  recently performed in Thailand, California, and  Louisiana. He is the President elect of the WV  Music Educators Association and a member of  the Commission for Accreditation for the NASM.