Author: Seth Boustead

The ACM School of Music Opens New Location

The ACM School of Music has opened a new location in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood.  In a partnership with Art on Sedgwick, ACM opens its new location at 1429 N. Sedgwick and will begin teaching piano lessons immediately with plans to add other instruments in the future. “Our model was always to have small storefronts… Read more »

New Composer Member: Legion Ivory

ACM welcomes new composer member Legion Ivory.  Legion is a graduate student in music composition interested in writing for film.

ACM Composition Class Begins January 20

Taught by Katherine Young, ACM’s composition class is a great way to learn to write an instrumental piece and hear the piece performed live in the final session.

Open House Chicago Videos Published

Open House Chicago 2015 has come and gone; thanks to all who checked out our performances in three beautiful venues! This year’s site-specific premieres featured composers Katrina Burton, Jonathan Hannau, and Sarah Wald.  Check out these fabulous new videos by Kim Schlechter and Colin Harris documenting our performances at Carr Chapel, Nichols Tower, and the… Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee: Videos Posted

Doors Open Milwaukee was so much fun!  We raced with our A/V team from venue to venue listening to the fabulous music and capturing each performance in video. From the City Hall to the Federal Courthouse, a quick beer at the historic Pabst Brewery with music by Enric Riu, and then winding up at the… Read more »

ELIZA BANGERT JOINS PALOMAR FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON

Eliza Bangert will join Palomar as flutist for our upcoming concert season.  Flutist Eliza Bangert can be heard regularly throughout the Chicago area in orchestral, chamber, and experimental performances. Since 2011 she has held the Third Flute/Piccolo chair with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and she is a past member of the Civic Orchestra of… Read more »

ACM AT THE SIRGA FESTIVAL IN FLIX, SPAIN

Our Executive Director Seth Boustead is off to Flix, Spain to give a presentation about ACM at the SIRGA Festival of contemporary music. We have partnered with SIRGA for our 2015-2016 season and will perform a concert of the music of their participating composer in February of 2016 and they will be integrating music of… Read more »

OUR RAVENSWOOD SCHOOL LOCATION IS EXPANDING!

We’ve taken the corner space at our Wilson street school location in Chicago and will now have three consecutive storefronts with ten rooms for lessons. This exciting development allows us to teach musical creativity to even more adults and children of all ages.  

ACM COMPOSER MEMBERS PERFORMED IN DUBLIN

ACM composer members Tim Corpus and Caroline O’Brien have been chosen to have works performed later this month in Dublin by the Concorde Ensemble, Ireland’s longest running contemporary music ensemble. Both composers are planning to travel to Dublin to be present for the premieres of their works.  We’ll post audio as soon as we get… Read more »

Sound of Silent Film Festival Tenth Anniversary

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival – now in its ninth year! –  features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films.  This year’s festival features short dramas, comedies and experimental films from exciting young filmmakers around the world, all with new scores by our composer members. We’re thrilled to be moving the… Read more »