New Music Ensemble - NIU - School of Music



New Music Ensemble

The New Music Ensemble is a performance group dedicated to historically-groundbreaking music of the 20th Century and the emerging musical voices of the 21st Century. It officially meets each spring semester to mount a concert of works by a single composer (or collection of related/connected composers) to expose students to the wide range of musical expression that is avant-garde music-making. Other events happen throughout the year on an ad hoc basis.

The ensemble will vary in size and instrumentation and/or voice type according to planned concert programs. To date, the ensemble has presented concerts of music by Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Olivier Messiaen.