To create the context for interactions between composers, choreographers, performers and scholars, the Festival venue must be a place where Festival participants can practice,experiment and collaborate in inter-disciplinary ways. We are very pleased that we will be holding our Festival at Icicle Creek Music Center.

ICMC is an independent non-profit chamber music performing and music educational center based in Leavenworth, WA, offering professional performances and instructional programs for students throughout the year.The campus is steeped in natural beauty with facilities designed specifically for educational and retreat experiences tailored to the needs of musicians, including:

•  A recital hall for performances, recordings and rehearsals
•  An outdoor stage used for summer concerts 
•  Various rehearsal rooms
•  4 grand pianos
•  8 well-equipped cabins providing accommodation for up to 40 guests
•  Numerous Hotels, Motels and other Board and Lodging facilities within
   walking distance of th
e campus

We believe that Icicle Creek Music Center as an established organization offers Sankusem legitimacy in the United States, particularly since we are a new organization. We believe that the reputation of Icicle Creek will be a critical element in attracting artists from around the world to our Festival, and we look forward to a long term relationship with them.