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In 2009, American composer John Aylward established an international music festival. The Etchings Festival has attracted professional and student musicians from across the US and abroad and has already premiered numerous new works of contemporary music. The festival is a partnership with the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and is held at their artist space in Auvillar, France. The festival has attracted acclaim for its masterclasses and lessons, taught by luminary composers David Rakowski, Fabien Levy, Louis Karchin, Stefano Gervasoni and Lee Hyla.
John Aylward is currently Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Clark University in Massachusetts.