Tucker Johnson: Penn State International New Music Festival & Symposium

The Penn State International New Music Festival and Symposium is a bi-annual event that features the work of composers and scholars selected through an international call for scores and research proposals. Composer participants attend the festival, work with musicians, and hear their compositions being performed by faculty, student, and guest performers. Arts Leadership Certificate candidate Tucker Johnson was selected to be one of 70 composers to participate in Spring of 2023. While he was there collaborating with musicians on his piece, he also networked with scholars active in computer music and music journalism – both of which he sees being part of his future career.