July 27, 2011

Recent Music M.A. graduate Chris Belt has organized a contemporary music festival in downtown Orlando.

The Accidental Music Festival will take place September 4-13, featuring ten days of concerts, public discussions with composers, open rehearsals, and a workshop for middle school and high school composers.

Several UCF faculty members and alumni will perform, and two events will be held in conjunction with the Guitar Series at UCF.

The series will culminate with a concert of new and recent works held at Timucua, a concert hall in downtown Orlando that has recently hosted artists like David Amram, Matthew Ship, and David Behrman.

Chris Belt received his Master’s degree in guitar and conducting from the University of Central Florida. He has performed with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the UCF Orchestra, and the UCF and UF New Music Ensembles. He is the instructor of classical guitar at Saint Andrew’s Conservatory in Sanford, FL.