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18th NewMusic Initiative

To engage our community in all phases of new music's culture:

Visiting artists (listed below, here) are deeply involved with the creation and dissemination of new musical ideas. Guests will work with our community in:

  • Instrumental/vocal Master Classes
  • Workshops for composers
  • Seminars on commissioning new work
  • Reading, recording and critique of student composers' music

Each year we will (see video introduction to the unique program):

  • Commission a new work--Recently completed projects by James MobberleyTravis Alford and Aaron Brooks!
    New projects emerging from Matthew Ricketts and Melinda Wagner
  • Host a NewMusic Initiative-commissioned composer who is writing for our forces
  • Rehearse and Premiere a NewMusic Initiative-commissioned piece
  • Encourage conversation about choices made by audiences, performers, and composers
  • Rehearse and create an archival recording of a NewMusic Initiative-commissioned piece

Contact us NewMusic@ecu.edu to be a part of

  • Come meet our guest artists (workshops, Master Classes)
  • Listen and share programs (critical discussions)
  • Post-concert receptions
  • Become a sponsor!

Check out these video and print pieces about the NewMusic Initiative!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Insectaphobia
Insectaphobia comes alive on stage in ECU Opera Premiere
 
 
 

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2017 - 2018
Schedule of Events

DETAILS HERE

October 13, 2017 @ 7:30pm
AYANO KATAOKA, marimba/percussion
NOVEMBER 9, 2017 @ 7:30pm
CLAIRE CHASE, flute
LEVY LORENZO, sound
November 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers
January 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm
ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE
February 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm
FREQUENCIES a NewMusic Ensemble
March 15, 2018 @ 7:30pm
BEN MELSKY, harp
March 17, 2018 @ 7:30pm, Wright Auditorium
ECU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
Jorge Richter, Director
13th Annual Composition Competition Winner 
March 22, 2018 @ 7:30pm
DUO CORTONA, soprano & violin
March 28, 2018 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers
April 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm, Wright Auditorium
ECU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
Jorge Richter, Director; Keiko Sekino, piano
World Premiere, NCNMI Commission 
by Matthew Ricketts
April 15, 2018, 3pm, Paramount Theatre
Goldsboro, NC
April 16, 2018 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers

Guest artists at 2017-2018 NC NewMusic Initiative Concerts

PERFORMERS

AYANO KATAOKA, marimba-percussion
CLAIRE CHASE, flute
Ensemble Dal Niente
   EMMA HOSPELHORN, flute
   CARRIE HENNEMAN SHAW, voice
   WINSTON CHOI, piano
   CHRIS WILD, cello
BEN MELSKY, harp
Duo Cortona
   RACHEL CALLOWAY, soprano
   ARI STREISFELD, violin
ECU Orchestra
   JORGE RICHTER, conductor
   KEIKO SEKINO, piano
Frequencies

COMPOSERS

MATTHEW RICKETTS, Columbia University
MELINDA WAGNER, The Juilliard School of Music
Composition competition winner-name to be announced

Travis Alford, East Carolina University
Adam Scott Neal, East Carolina University
Mark Richardson, East Carolina University
Mark Taggart, East Carolina University
Edward Jacobs, East Carolina University

And here's a list of the many guest artists heard on our stages over the past 17 seasons!



BECOME A SPONSOR!

Come hear how new ideas are initiated, and celebrate our
18th ANNUAL EXPLORATION OF THE SOUNDS OF OUR TIME
There are concerts, Master Classes with visiting performers and composers,
readings of student composers' works, receptions, discussions and more!
For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact:
  Edward Jacobs, Founder & Director of the NC NewMusic Initiative, at
NewMusic@ecu.edu 252-328-4280
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