NextNOW Fest 2016: Alumni Commissioning Project Interest Form

invoke String Quartet and Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.

invoke String Quartet and Joseph C. Phillips, Jr., a past commissioned alumnus

As The Clarice is dedicated to educating and presenting the generation of artists and creative innovators, the NextNOW Fest Alumni Commissioning Project supports the creation of new work from alumni of the UMD School of Music (SOM) and UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) to be performed at NextNOW Fest.

Past commissioned alumni include:

  • Riley Bartlebaugh (BA Theatre 2015): The Librarian’s Story: A Campus Tale, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Mariel Berlin-Fischler (BA Theatre 2014): The Relationship Classification System, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Stephanie Miracle (MFA Dance 2014): Groove, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2014
  • Natalie Ann Piegari (BA Theatre 2013): Unbound, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2014
  • Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. (BS Music Education 1991): Shibboleths, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015
  • Betty Skeen (MFA Dance 2010): End Song, premiered at NextNOW Fest 2015

About NextNOW Fest

Since 2014, the NextNOW Fest has been the University of Maryland’s creative welcome and welcome back for Terps. The Fest brings artists from around campus and the world to The Clarice for two days of nonstop music, theatre, and dance performances, as well as immersive artistic and technology-driven experiences and installations. The NextNOW Fest provides an exciting environment for students to build community, socialize with each other and engage with the arts on campus at the beginning of the school year. By offering memorable artistic experiences for students, The Clarice hopes to inspire involvement in creativity and the arts throughout their time at UMD and beyond, regardless of their major or focus of study.

Interest form

  • We are particularly interested in the creation of new work that:
  • Is interactive and participatory
  • Is outside the traditional audience context
  • Involves current UMD students or other UMD alumni in its design or performance
  • Is short-form and no longer than an hour in length

UMD alumni interested in being considered should fill out the interest form below. This form will be open until Friday, May 6, 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016. (Deadline extended!) Forms will be reviewed as they are received.