Coastal Futures Festival at ESCC

Eastern Shore Community College is excited to welcome a unique and interesting event on Friday, December 8th from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the atrium of the Workforce Development Services Building.

The Coastal Futures Festival is an environmental arts festival created by UVA’s Coastal Conservatory, a collaboration between humanities scholars, musicians, and scientists with the Virginia Coast Reserve, a long-term ecological research (LTER) site supported by the National Science Foundation.

Through various forms of listening, the Conservatory integrates arts and humanities into the scientific investigation of coastal change in order to deepen understanding and stimulate imaginations.

The Coastal Futures Festival will feature musical performances based on Virginia’s seaside from the “Soundscapes of Restoration” album (Parma Records, 2023) along with new sound art by UVA composers Matthew Burtner, Kristin Hauge and Brian Lindgren. Special guests include renowned singer Lisa Edwards-Burrs.

Scientists from the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) Matt Reidenbach, Karen McGlathery and Cora Baird of UVA, along with Sarah Karpanty and Bridget Re from Virginia Tech, will also showcase the original environmental research that inspired the compositions.
Dr. Alex Foxworthy of ESCC will also present on “The Hidden World Around Us”.   This presentation will feature current audio and video projects with ESCC students and offer future directions through capstone projects.



Dec 08 2023


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Eastern Shore Community College
29316 Lankford Highway Melfa, VA 23410
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