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The Blackbird Creative Lab

Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Yerkes Observatory


The Blackbird Creative Lab is a two-week creative immersion hosted by Grammy-award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird. The 2024 Lab will invite chamber ensembles and composers to join us at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin from May 28th - June 11th, 2024. The Lab offers an immersive experience and ongoing community of practice for contemporary classical musicians with expansive artistic vision who are seeking collaboration, mentorship, and a viable life as an artist. Applications open Nov 1st - Apply by January 7th, 2024


$250-$2500 sliding scale tuition + room & board fee (with most cohort members paying less than $500)