"...to provide an environment that would enrich the synergistic and essential relationship between thought and performance, idea and artistry." - Artist-in-Residence Program mission
The Artist-in-Residence program at the Institute for Advanced Study was established in 1994 to create a musical presence within the Institute community. In 2007, the concert series was named in honor of the late Edward T. Cone, a distinguished composer, musical scholar, and Princeton University Professor who had longstanding ties to the Institute. The Institute announced the appointment of composer Sebastian Currier as Artist-in-Residence beginning July 1, 2013, succeeding composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel.
2012–2013 Edward T. Cone Concert Series
The 2012–13 season featured performances by Derek Bermel, Christopher Taylor, eighth blackbird, and JACK Quartet, as well as a staged reading of Golden Motors, Bermel's musical-theater collaboration with the poet Wendy S. Walters.