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ACF Visits Junior Composers Institute

Posted July 21, 2016 This week ACF staff had the pleasure of attending a workshop session of the Junior Composers Institute, held each summer in Minneapolis. Founded in 2002, the program offers high school and first year college students, ages 14-20, the opportunity to compose music alongside professionals and hear their work performed. This year 32 […]

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Current Fundraisers (Get Involved!)

For the Birds CD – Zeitgeist Several years ago, Zeitgeist, Victor Zupanc, and Kevin Kling came together to create For the Birds, a new work featuring poetry, storytelling, song, and chamber music. Since that time, For the Birds has delighted thousands of audience members in the Twin Cities and throughout the state of Minnesota. It’s […]

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NewMusicMN on Youtube!

NewMusicMN now has its own Youtube playlist on the ACF channel. Minnesota composers and performers are encouraged to share your latest and greatest videos!

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Gao Hong Book Release: Chinese Pipa Method

Minnesota composer Gao Hong recently shared with ACF some meaningful insight on her new publication The Hal Leonard Chinese Pipa Method, now available from Amazon. In her own words… When I wrote this book I had three important readers in my mind: anyone who wanted to learn to play Pipa, any guitarist or lute player who […]

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113 Composers Collective: 2016-17 Season Announcement

July 5, 2016 We are very excited to share our plans for next season and to announce the winning composers of our Call for Scores. We had hundreds of submissions from composers from all over the world, and are very excited to program these works next season: Pedro Alvarez (Chile/Australia) – Acrisolares for piccolo, tenor saxophones, […]

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Announcing the Fourth Season of Schubert Club Mix

Announcing the Fourth Season of Schubert Club Mix Schubert Club Mix: a new generation of classical music SAINT PAUL, MN (May 17, 2016) – The Schubert Club is pleased to announce the fourth season of Schubert Club Mix. Schubert Club Mix is an innovative series that takes the formality out of classical music. Audiences are […]

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Announcing Zeitgeist’s 2016-2017 Concert Series

Announcing Zeitgeist’s 2016-2017 Concert Series Zeitgeist is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 series of performances, festivals, and collaborations to take place at Studio Z in Lowertown Saint Paul. For the Birds CD Release Concert Sept. 8-10 The 2016-17 season begins with the release of Zeitgeist’s latest recording. A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, […]

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SPCO Premieres in 2016-17

SAINT PAUL, MN, APRIL 7, 2016 – Today The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) announces its 2016-17 season. Led by SPCO musicians and a dynamic roster of artistic partners, the 2016-17 season reveals the full emotional range of the SPCO’s repertoire, with programs that explore the outer edges of light and darkness, joy and sadness, […]

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Career Development Workshops – Every Saturday in July

Offered by Springboard for the Arts Time & Locations vary See their calendar for details   Topics include: Career Planning Record keeping Time Management Intellectual Property & contracts Portfolio Kit (promo materials) Funding Marketing Business Planning Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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Junior Composers Summer Programs Final Recitals

Saturday, July 23 –  9:00 am and 1:00 pm Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota Twin Cities 2106 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, MN Admission:  Free Photo: Institute student composers workshop their pieces with members of Artiaria String Quartet, July 2016 A delightful array of 32 student compositions are given a world premiere after two weeks […]

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