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Announcement: Composer Quest Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 Inspired by the Rio Olympics and in the spirit of my upcoming world travels, this fall I’ll be hosting the official Composer Quest Olympic Games! These 6 short events are designed for (even busy!) composers to sharpen their skills and get in the habit of regular composing. The events are: National Anthems […]

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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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Passing Through Pig’s Eye

Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, September 11 Park Square Theater 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul Admission: $20/28 Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum present a characteristically bold new production throughout downtown Saint Paul inspired by the city’s past. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through Pig’s Eye is a roving […]

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Malamanya Album Release Concert

Friday, August 26 – 8:00pm Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis Admission: $12/15 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award winner Malamanya is pleased to debut their first full-length studio album. The project was recorded, produced, and mixed entirely by Malamanya band members using vintage analog tape recording technology. The album boasts eleven high energy tracks […]

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Jazz at Studio Z presents Nicole Mitchell

Saturday, August 27 – 6:00 masterclass / 7:00 concert Studio Z 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul Admission: $10   Jazz at Studio Z presents Chicago-based flautist & composer Nicole Mitchell with Bryan Nichols, Jeff Bailey, & Davu Seru Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator.  As the founder of […]

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Opening of The Landmark SoundBeam

Tuesday, August 30 – 5:00-7:00pm Landmark Center Cortile 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul Admission: Free Join Landmark Center staff & tenants for the grand unveiling of Philip Blackburn’s Landmark SoundBeam; a permanent public sound sculpture installed in the elevator lobby of this historic building. The food and drink reception also includes the closing of […]

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New Micro-Grants Program: Minnesota Music Coalition

MMC is pleased to announce the new Year of Music Micro-Grants Program! A partnership between the Minnesota Music Coalition and the City of Saint Paul through their Cultural STAR Program, this program is designed to to infuse live music throughout the City in celebration of Saint Paul’s Year of Music campaign. We will distribute small grants to support artist fees […]

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Album Release: Siama Matuzungidi’s “Rivers”

Many of the Twin Cities finest World & New Music performers collaborated on this recently released album. Congratulations to all – we’re glad you’re part of this thriving community! RIVERS – from the Congo to the Mississippi Siama Matuzungidi left home at 17, his guitar strapped to his back. Music has since carried him across Africa, […]

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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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Vocalessence Remix Adds New Voices To Choral Music

August 16, 2016 VocalEssence announces the winners of its second annual ReMix mentorship, designed to foster the next generation of choral music composers. VocalEssence ReMix matches four emerging Minnesota composers with mentors for a six-month one-on-one partnership to help each composer complete two new, original choral pieces. These works will premiere at the American Choral […]

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