Monday, March 12, 2012


Hey all just a few pictures...nice spring day here in NYC...the loft is full of light and fresh air! Young Billy Brand came to visit on the way back from France and my sis and her man were here this wee. The festival school is coming along and if folks are interested, I will be playing solo stuff with the Ft. Worth and Canadian National Symphonies the next two weekends...
Mr Chris

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Greetings festival fans! Here are a few snaps from my recent trip thru Indiana, during which I took meetings with folks in the community in New Harmony, we are working on web presence, partnering, and promotion: Postcards advertising the festival are under way, thanks to an architecture of Kent Schuette's named Scott Peters who is doing the design for us. (See photo below w/ Kent and Scott) Scott is working on a sustainability plan for the town of New Harmony: more signs that this wonderful place will increase its value and maintain its relevance as we move forward with our plans for 2012!

Be sure to stop by the web site as Jake Smith at Westrum & Brown continues to build our web presence! I will be collecting internet "links' to other NH destinations and services in the next weeks and the word of the month with regards to New Harmony, Indiana is "cross-promotion"! Here are some fun photos below including one of me in my current front yard in Moab Utah where I am teaching in the schools and producing the Eighth Annual Robert Burns Tribute Concert here! I serve as the Artist In Residence for The Moab Music Festival another wonderful destination for music lovers and an inspiration on how a music festival should operate. Also there is a photo of the New harmony Music Festival Staff Car(not really) as well as festival vol Jerry Wade, New Harmony Artists Guild member, Randy Pease, and two kindly bartenders at The New Harmony Inn/Red Gerainium Resto!

Monday, January 16, 2012

The New Harmony Music Festival and School

We are up and open!

Our web site has been launched, courtesy of! Here is the festival web site:

Please visit our site for full deatils, updates, summer school registration and tickets for the music festival.
Christopher Layer
Artistic Director,
New Harmony Music festival and School
July 8-14th, 2012