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New Music Ensemble

The Kent State New Music Ensemble, co-directed by Dr. Adam Roberts and Dr. Noa Even, is dedicated to performing the most exciting and relevant music of our time.

Upcoming Performances

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The Kent State University New Music Ensemble

The Kent State New Music Ensemble, co-directed by Dr. Adam Roberts and Dr. Noa Even, is dedicated to performing the most exciting and relevant music of our time. Comprised of Kent State students, the New Music Ensemble performs four unique programs each year that feature music by diverse composers from around the world. The New Music Ensemble is committed to cultivating a variety of performance practices, including realizing notated music, interpreting open scores, improvising, and performing works that include electronics. 
 
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