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
 
 
 

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2018 - 2019
Schedule of Events

DETAILS HERE

Oct. 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm
ADAM UNSWORTH, horn
CATHERINE LIKHUTA, piano
Nov. 19, 2018 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers
Jan. 10, 2019 @ 7:30pm
MODERNMEDIEVAL
TRIO OF VOICES
Jan. 25, 2019 @ 7:30pm
KRISTIN LEE, violin
KWAN YI, piano
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 of
Tell It Slant 
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
Igor Santos, 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
featuring Portal, by Yang, Ting-Ting
14th Composition Competition Winner
Apr. 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES 
NewMusic by ECU student composers

The NC NewMusic Initiative has a history worth exploring--

A DURABLE LEADER IN BRINGING CELEBRATED COMPOSERS,
MESMERIZING SOLOISTS, WORLD CLASS ENSEMBLES, and a
LONG LIST OF NEW WORKS AND MUSICAL IDEAS TO NORTH CAROLINA


Here's a look at the people and music that have made the NC NewMusic Initiative the place where new music is born:

  • Explore our year-by-year development since our initial events in 2001!


Come hear how new ideas are initiated, and celebrate our
17th 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:
East Carolina University School of Music, 252-328-6851, or
  Edward Jacobs, NewMusic Initiative's Founding Director
NewMusic@ecu.edu 252-328-4280