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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

Our Sponsors & Donors Make This Initiative Possible!

To become one of the growing number of sponsors of the NC NEWMUSIC INITIATIVE please contact founder & director Edward Jacobs, 252-328-4280 or NewMusic@ecu.edu; or click this link.

This annual celebration of contemporary music is made possible only with the generous sponsorship of foundations, corporations and individuals.

We are profoundly grateful for the support they have offered us, and are proud to count those listed below among the NC NEWMUSIC INITIATIVE's benefactors:

Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professorship
Holiday Inn Greenville
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Aaron Copland Fund for New Music
East Carolina University
   School of Music Student Government Association
   Student Forum for Musical Organizations
   College of Fine Arts & Communications, Chris Buddo, Dean
   School of Music, Chris Ulffers, Director
   Dept. of Theory, Composition & Musicology, Mark Richardson, Chair

Individual Donors

Jon & Robert Shaw
The Reinhart Family Foundation
Dr. Ron & Patty Allison
David Pickel
Edward Jacobs & Pattie Glennon
Tom & Alice Glennon
Drs. John Holter & Betty Williams
Salvatore Macchia
Frances Cain
Mark Richardson
Michael Crane
Michael Dingfelder
Jason Eckardt
Charles Fantazzi
David Glaser
Myron & Barbara Caspar
Patti Weeks
Major & Mrs. Frank Rabey
Mort Stine
Etsil Mason & Alex Robertson
Melanie Frost Moll
Margaret & Jim Wirth
Christine Gustafson & David Savige
Glenn Laursen
George Wisneskey
Diane & Peter Stein
Dr. Rodney Waschka II
Dr. Gail Allen
Michael Lowenstern & Katherine Cooke
Patti Weeks

With special thanks to Harley Dartt, Diane Ritchey, Paula Toothman, Dawn Harrison, and Dawn Phillips; to Chris Buddo, Chris Ulffers, Scott Carter, Mark Richardson, Jorge Richter, Michael Crane, Adam Scott Neal; the entire School of Music staff, the men of Phi Mu Alpha; and the entire faculty and administration for their ongoing support and assistance.

NC NewMusic Initiative--where newmusic is born--dedicated to those who love to listen.
For additional information contact: Dr. Edward Jacobs, NewMusic@ECU.EDU, 252-328-4280

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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