New Music For Treble Voices Overview

New Music for Treble Voices
The idea for the New Music for Treble Voices Festival (NMFTV) came about in 2008 with the realization that the Bay Area is home to several acclaimed treble choirs, all national and international leaders in commissioning and performing new music. Founding groups were Volti, a professional choir dedicated to American contemporary music, Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (both conducted by Robert Geary), and the Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC), conducted by Dr. Martín Benvenuto.
Hosted and produced by the PWC since 2013, this invitational festival under the direction of Martín Benvenuto brings together experienced treble choirs with an affinity for innovative new music. In line with PWC's mission of creating and performing diverse, dynamic, and adventurous music, we believe maintaining a forum for new music is essential as it inspires and enriches our singers and audiences.
Our Mentorship Program offers qualified young women in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades the unique opportunity to study and perform advanced and innovative literature with the PWC, culminating with participation in the New Music for Treble Voices Festival. For more information, please visit our mentorship program page.
Our upcoming festival on Saturday, March 14, 2020, marks the festival's 10th anniversary! Join us in celebration with some of the Bay Area's finest treble choirs in an afternoon of exciting music making. More information and tickets here.
Here are a few examples from past festivals:
9th Annual New Music for Treble Voices preview (2018)
8th Annual New Music for Treble Voices preview (2015)
Face & Heart of New Music (2011)
Bringing New Music to Life (2014)
Past Festivals and Participants