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New Music Ensemble

Upcoming Performances

New Music Ensemble and Vanguard Series Schedule

New Music Ensemble performs at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland

The Kent State University New Music Ensemble

The Kent State University New Music Ensemble, directed by Frank Wiley and Noa Even, is a student ensemble that presents a broad range of new music, with an emphasis on works by living composers. World premieres of new compositions are often included in the repertoire.  
The Ensemble incorporates small chamber groups as well as larger ensembles. Guest artists, including faculty guest artists from the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, frequently perform with the New Music Ensemble.
The New Music Ensemble performs on the Kent State University New Music Series and on other concerts, on and off campus, throughout the year.  All music majors and other qualified students are invited to participate.  
In recent years New Music Ensemble performances have included works by:

  • John Luther Adams
  • Louis Andriessen
  • Larry Baker
  • Eve Begarian
  • Luciano Berio
  • George Crumb
  • Richard Devore
  • Anthony Donofrio
  • Gareth Farr
  • Peter Garland
  • Henryk Górecki
  • Jennifer Higdon
  • Thomas Janson
  • David Kulma
  • Otto Luening
  • Witold Lutosławski
  • Robert Moran
  • James Nicholson
  • Zoltan Paulinyi
  • Shulamit Ran
  • Steve Reich
  • Terry Riley
  • Frederic Rzewski
  • Stuart Saunders Smith
  • Alan Stout
  • James Tenney
  • Jacob Ter Veldhuis
  • Frank Wiley
  • John Zorn