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Save the Date: July 3-9, 2016
Featuring the 2016 Piano Competition ages 13-18

The MostArts Festival will celebrate the glorious mid-summer days of Alfred, New York by offering the Alfred University community the brilliance of timeless classical music. The Festival is committed to enriching the cultural, economic and educational potential of the Alfred community by inviting internationally renowned musicians to the region to share their passion for music and to engage in the broader dialogue between music and the vibrant world of Alfred art.

The Young Pianist Competition has a $10,000 Grand Prize and is a special feature of the MostArts Festival. In addition to a jury of distinguished judges, the audience will have an opportunity to select their favorite contestant for a special award. The competition is open to High School piano students ages 13-18. The Festival’s ultimate goal is to encourage and promote excellence in the world of classical music and performance.

Ceramic Art Workshops

In addition to great music, newly designed two and four-week offered by internationally recognized artists Kang-Hyo Lee, John Gill and In-Chin Lee, Steve Branfman, Kristen Kieffer, Chase Folsome and visiting artists Wayne Higby, Ashley Lyons, and Hongwei Lee will coincide with the MostArts Festival. A unique opportunity to learn from artists on their own turf with demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one conversations.

NEW One Day Workshops: “Plein Air” an outdoor drawing and watercolor workshop, with artist Hope Zaccagni. A special Master Gardener Workshop, “Flower Arranging From Field and Garden” with Mary Harris and Debbie MacCrea.

The MostArts Festival Orchestra, is an exquisite Mozart-sized orchestra. Our FREE noon hour “Sound Bite Sampler” series showcase Chamber Music with various groups of musicians as the audience enjoys lunch or dessert. Evening performances feature the Festival Orchestra and a variety of soloists. Visit our Schedule of Events for more details.

The Miller Performing Arts Center provides a home for the Alfred University Division of Performing Arts, as well as serving as a cultural focal point for the region. The Miller Theater, which opened in the Fall of 2010, features a beautiful new 9 foot Steinway and offers all who attend a unique and excellent performance experience. The Center has outstanding rehearsal spaces, individual practice rooms, and studios, as well as spectacular views and spaciousness for performers, students and audience alike.

The Miller Performing Arts Center also features "EarthCloud," the largest hand-cut, porcelain, architectural installation in the world, created by renowned ceramic artist Wayne Higby. This spectacular work consists of nearly 12,000 individual tiles, which span 5,000 square feet and create a lively dialogue between the Center and the Theater.

It is twilight on a summer evening. The stage lights are on. Let the music begin.