Alyson Zieg ’24 (Bachelor of Music in Performance – Trumpet) received a fellowship to attend and perform at the Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) in Saratoga Springs, New York, this summer. The festival celebrates music by living composers from around the world with an occasional foray into the past. It features 12 concerts by festival and guest ensembles, as well as the Mostly Modern Festival Institute for performers, conductors and composers.
“Most of my solo repertoire is focused on living marginalized composers, but I haven’t gotten the chance to focus on ensemble work in the same area,” said Zieg. “This festival gives me a chance to explore the broader world of new music performance.”
MMF offers one fellowship per instrument, as well as one composer, conductor and vocalist. The $3,000 fellowship award is based on merit and audition, and entails all the regular participation at the festival, plus performing two pop-up concerts in town, one opera concert and rehearsals.