Carlsbad Music Festival

September 19-21 Artists

David Lang • Dawn of Midi • Steven Schick conducts Renga • Wu Man • Son de San Diego • Art of Elan with Susan Narucki • Sacra/Profana • Donald Crockett conducts USC Thornton Edge • Matt McBane • and many many more TBA!



6 August 2014

Artists Announced and Early Bird Passes on Sale!


11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival Artists Announced and Tickets on Sale! Carlsbad Music Festival is thrilled to make our first round of artist announcements for our 11th annual Festival September 19-21, 2014! They are: David Lang, Dawn of Midi, Steven Schick conducts Renga, Art of Elan with Susan Narucki, Sacra/Profana, Donald Crocket conducts USC Thornton […]

24 March 2014
30 December 2013

End of the Year Fundraising


Dear Friends of the Carlsbad Music Festival, At the Carlsbad Music Festival, we are working to bring new, creative and path-breaking musical experiences to Carlsbad each September. Thanks to you and our many supporters, we’ve been able to bring ten seasons of adventurous music to Carlsbad. Can you help us as we put our plans […]

13 September 2013

2013 CMF Highlight: Caroline Shaw


Caroline Shaw, composer, violinist and singer Pulitzer Prize winner and vocalist in Roomful of Teeth This past spring, 30 year-old composer, violinist and singer won the Pulitzer Prize in music for her composition “Partita” for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth of which she is a member. She is the youngest winner ever and one […]

4 September 2013

CMF Job Posting: Merchandise Coordinator


DOWNLOAD JOB POSTING Contact Bryan Snyder if interested:


  • Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise

    “A starry array of new-music specialists…”

    - Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise
  • Alan Rich, Bloomberg News

    “Carlsbad exemplifies the way a young generation of composers rethink accepted musical pigeonholes — classical versus pop, chamber versus orchestral, harmony versus noise — that fogeys like me once held sacred.”

    - Alan Rich, Bloomberg News
  • Los Angeles Times

    “Founded and nimbly run by young composer-violinist Matt McBane, the festival provides a fresh West Coast forum for new music, commissioned, performed and served up with seriousness as well as audience accessibility.”

    - Los Angeles Times