ABOUT ACM

                In this video ACM’s founder and Executive Director Seth Boustead lays out our ambitious mission.

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Classical Street Festival

Featured Project

Classical Street Festival: August 13

We are happy to announce our first classical music street festival! ¬†Located in our home base neighborhood of Ravenswood, the Classical Street Festival will take place August 13th from 12 to 9pm at the intersection […]

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Our connections

Global Connections is a series of international partnerships with composers, ensembles, festivals and universities to strengthen the international contemporary music scenes.

A woman of her time

Linda Ostrander

United States of America

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Living as a composer in a world of art

Andy Costello

Canada

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From musician to Composer

Amos Gillespie

United States of America

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ABOUT GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Watch this video about ACM's Global Connections Program

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Our Programs

ACM has a variety of progams to serve our mission of integrating musical creativity into everyday life. Click the box to learn more.

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ACM School of Music

With five locations and counting, the ACM School of Music brings musical creativity into communities throughout Chicago.

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Composer Alive

Our international commissioning program allows a composer to write a new piece in installments and hear it performed as she writes it.¬† Each installment is rehearsed and recorded in front of a live audience and […]

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Music in Spaces

We frequently commission composers to write music inspired by buildings around the world and then place musicians in the spaces to perform the music for tours of people.

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Sound of Silent Film

Featuring newly composed scores by our member composers performed live to modern silent films, the Sound of Silent Film Festival has become one of our most acclaimed and popular events.

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Live Concerts

We partner frequently with other artists to create multi-disciplinary works and to provide opportunities for our composer members to collaborate with artists around the world.

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Global Connections

A growing global network of composers, ensembles and music festivals around the world who share our goal of bringing contemporary classical music to new audiences.

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