School of Music
2018-2019 NC NewMusic Initiative!

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

Visiting artists (listed 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):

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

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

The fruits of our efforts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Insectaphobia
Insectaphobia comes alive on stage in ECU Opera Premiere
 
 
 

Quick Links

2018 - 2019
Schedule of Events

DETAILS HERE

Sep. 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm
MODERNMEDIEVAL
TRIO OF VOICES
Oct. 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm
ADAM UNSWORTH, horn
CATHERINE LIKHUTA, piano
Nov. 19, 2018 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers
Jan. 25, 2019 @ 7:30pm
KRISTIN LEE, violin
KWAN YI, piano
Feb. 9, 2019 @ 7:30pm, Wright Auditorium
ECU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jorge Richter, Director
Travis Alford's Apophenia
WORLD PREMIERE
Feb. 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm
TRANSIENT CANVAS
Amy Advocat, bass clarinet
Matt Sharrock, marimba
Feb. 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm
FREQUENCIES a NewMusic Ensemble
Mar. 22-23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Special Event!! In collaboration with
ECU OPERA THEATRE
NewMusic Initiative commission
WORLD PREMIERE
by MELINDA WAGNER
Mar. 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm, McGinnis Theatre
THE MACHINE IS NEITHER
Dance 2019 Special Event!
1-800-ECU-ARTS for tix
NewMusic Initiative Commission
WORLD PREMIERE 
Mar. 25, 2019 @ 7:30pm
THE MACHINE IS NEITHER
Emma Hospelhorn, flute
Ben Sutherland, composer-technologist
Newly commissioned works
Mar. 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers
Apr. 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm, Wright Auditorium
ECU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jorge Richter, Director
14th Composition Competition Winner
Apr. 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers

Our Sponsors & Donors Make This Initiative Possible!

FOLLOW THIS LINK to make a secure donation to the NewMusic Initiative; or 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
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
David Pickel
Edward Jacobs & Pattie 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, Caleb Eick, 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, 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: Edward Jacobs, NewMusic@ecu.edu, 252-328-4280

Or follow this link to make a secure donation.

 

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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