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Click below to learn more about the Digital Discovery Festival, a program by National Sawdust designed to help artists and audiences during COVID-19 through music and community.

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New Works Composer Sessions

Join us for the New Works Composer Sessions hosted by Composer, Artistic Director, and Co-Founder of National Sawdust Paola Prestini. Designed for composers and musicians, these sessions provide insights and tools for developing the evolving entrepreneurial skills and new ways of thinking that are needed in these unprecedented times. The program is free for all to attend on this website or on our Facebook page.

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Live@NationalSawdust is made possible by a growing list of generous donors including: Sally and Dan Breen, Theodore Cornwell, Richard D’Avino, Kevin Dolan, Sarah Lee Elson, Joan and Peter Faber, Mimi and Steve Houston, Joanne Hubschman, Catriona Mordant AM and Simon Mordant AM, Diana and Jonathan Rose, John Rutherford, Kris Sebastian and Alberto Cribiore, Daisy M. Soros, David Stein, Jill and Bill Steinberg, James Wolcott, Karen Wong, the Booth Ferris Foundation, and with previous capital support from the City of New York through the New York City Council, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

The entire Digital Discovery Festival is fully underwritten by the Alphadyne Foundation.

Please consider supporting these artists directly during this extraordinarily difficult time, especially challenging for those who make a living through freelance work — links to their music are included under each video.

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