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Hands down, the best experience of the Summer.  I'll most definitely be applying again for the 2020 season . . .  

- Anonymous Participant

INMF 2019


INMF 2020

The 2020 Impulse New Music Festival will take place: 


July 26- August 8, 2020 

Santa Barbara, California

Learn More About Our Programs:

> Composition

> Performance


More About INMF 2020


INMF 2020


For two weeks during the summer, INMF 2020 will host a cohort of early-career composers and performers to gather in Santa Barbara, California. Festival musicians will work together to create, realize and document brand new works; From workshops and readings, to recording and performance, Impulse New Music Festival provides one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience making new art at the highest level.


The 2020 INMF Composition Cohort will:

  • Compose a new work commissioned specifically for the festival.

  • Workshop the music with the INMF Chamber Ensemble

  • Record the work in a studio session

  • Have the work premiered as a part of the Festival

  • Participate in conducting lessons and masterclass

*Learn more about the Composition Program

The 2019 INMF Chamber Ensemble will:

  • Collaborate with composers as they create a new work

  • Work with faculty and guest coaches experienced in New Music Performance

  • Record new works in a recording session

  • Premiere new works in final concert(s)

*Learn more about the Performance Program

Want to participate in INMF 2020 without the pressure of composing or performing?

*Learn more about our Auditor Program


INMF 2020

Faculty & Guest Artists

Prospective 2020 Faculty and Guest Roster:
 *Due to Artist Schedules,  faculty roster is ongoing and subject to change


We would love to hear from you!

Join Us. Create.

INMF 2020

Impulse New Music Festival

Los Angeles, CA, 90045

Tel: (213) 290-1792

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