Creative Lab Residency


The Blackbird Creative Lab, launched in 2017 in Ojai CA, mentors the rising generation of composers and performers. Aspiring 21st Century musicians articulate and manifest their personal vision under the ensemble’s guidance, while developing extra-musical strategies for successfully building a career impacted by administrative, marketing and funding challenges as much as by artistic content. A Creative Lab Residency presents a stellar concert from one of the great contemporary music ensembles within a dynamic and practical learning context. This is a residency fueled by Eighth Blackbird’s entrepreneurial spirit, veteran experience and dazzling artistry.