ABOUT ACM

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

READ MORE>
Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.09.30 PM

Featured Project

Thirsty Ears Classical Music 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 […]

READ MORE>

Our connections

ACM works with musicians and ensembles in cities around the world to provide commissioning opportunities for composers.  Here are the composers we've worked with and a sample of their projects.

allowing life to affect compositions

Michael Miller

United States of America

READ MORE>

From daydreams to score sheets

Gon Hwang

Korea, Republic of

READ MORE>

Questions about our world

Malcolm Dedman

South Africa

READ MORE>

Composer Alive Commission with Agnieszka Stulginska

Final performance of Agnieszka Stulginska's 2014 piece Dance With My Breath

Explore> Join us>

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.

Storefront_schools

ACM School of Music

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

READ ABOUT>
CA_general

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 […]

READ ABOUT>
Music_in_Spaces

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.

READ ABOUT>
SOSF

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.

READ ABOUT>
ACM_John Adams_64

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.

READ ABOUT>
Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 2.20.02 PM

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.

READ ABOUT>