Behind the scenes of the Accidental Music Festival

I don’t know about you, but I can probably count the number of people I know who are active fans of classical music on two hands. While nobody with the slightest sense of musical knowledge would go so far as to discredit the genre, it has a reputation that isn’t too welcoming to outsiders and certainly doesn’t always speak to younger generations (and by that, I mean anyone under the age of 60).

Which brings us the upcoming Accidental Music Festival. ACF will take place over the course of 10 days in Orlando and is set to showcase unorthodox composers and avant-garde artists in the classical, electronic, jazz, and unclassifiable genres. It also will feature composer-led public discussions on contemporary music, open rehearsals, and composition workshops for middle school and high school composers – and best of all, it’s free.

Event founder Chris Belt talks to students about the Accidental Music Festival

ACF founder Chris Belt recently visited campus to speak to students in the Entertainment Business Master’s Business Storytelling and Brand Development course, sharing the story of how he was inspired to put together this first-of-its-kind event. Belt also spoke about how using more modern practices such as Twitter, Facebook, and fund-raising site Kickstarter.com have aided him in turning his vision into a reality.

Find out more about the Accidental Music Festival here, and let us know what you think about this new kind of event that’s hitting Central Florida.

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