Quote: Colleen Mahoney, Violinist

“Invigorating for performers, conductors, and composers in the most picturesque setting! I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to work with the faculty who were equally passionate about teaching and new music. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MMF and will definitely be applying next summer!” – Colleen Mahoney, Violinist

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Quote: Dave Eggar, Cellist

“One of the most creative and supportive communities of students and professionals that I have experienced in classical music. In addition to the incredible musical experiences at the festival i just keep on hearing about all the collaborations for the future that are emerging. I myself even already commissioned pieces. But even more its incredible the gift you have given these young composers.”
Dave Eggar, Cellist, MMF Faculty

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Quote: John Manning, Tuba

“What a fantastic atmosphere! The talent of the composers, faculty, students, conductors and instrumentalists, combined with the atmosphere of like-minded lovers of contemporary music made for a meaningful and valuable experience for everyone involved. The beautiful campus of Skidmore College, with it's excellent facilities, food and location made for the perfect setting for this life-changing festival. Apply early, this is going to get big!”
John Manning, Tuba, Atlantic Brass Quintet, MMF Faculty

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Quote: Laura Hundert, Clarinet

“…such an amazing experience… a wonderful balance of learning standard 20th and 21st century repertoire as well as world premiering works by composers attending the festival! Hearing from all the amazing faculty members about how to make it as a freelance musician was so beneficial to all the young professionals at MMF.” – Laura Hundert, Clarinet

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Quote: Kyle Brown, Composer

“The Mostly Modern Festival was truly an extraordinary experience. Never before have I worked in such a welcoming and supportive environment. Robert, Victoria, and all the MMF staff were so lovely and determined to make this the best new music festival possible. I am looking forward to watching this festival grow in the years to come.” – Kyle Brown, Composer

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