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ACM Awarded $8,500 from the Donnelley Foundation

We’ve just been awarded a $8,500 grant in support of general operating expenses by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. These funds will enable us to serve our mission by commissioning composers, carrying out our upcoming Thirsty Ears Festival and plan our Composer Alive project to begin in early 2017.    

Sirga Festival in Catalonia!

Here at ACM we often partner with other organizations and festivals in order to broaden the reach of contemporary classical music. One such festival we are proud to partner with is the Sirga Festival in Catalonia. A number of our composer members work with the Sirga Festival including Gabriel Malancioiu who will be having his… Read more »

Music Technology Camp Begins June 27!

This summer, ACM instructor Joel Styzens will be teaching children how to create their own music using computer programs such as; Garage Band, Finale and Audacity. With these skills students of any age can easily begin to write their own composition pieces at home. Sign your child up today! Dates: June 27th- July 1st Time:… Read more »

Composer member Gifrants new album available!

    Gifrants is no stranger to recorded music, with over 40,000 Cds sold to date he is a powerhouse of fusion music. Join us in celebrating his first record recorded by Crossing Border Music, which is based out of Chicago, IL. His new album, Pinnalaganash Volim III, is available online NOW! The next album,… Read more »

Videos from Sound of Silent Film 2016!

This year’s Sound of Silent Film Festival was a great success. The 11th annual gathering showcased 7 fantastic premieres to an audience of over 400, packing the Music Box Theatre for a night of great music and film. Thanks again to everyone who attended! Check out all the pieces on our Vimeo!

Composer Member: Jonathan Hannau and the Ursa Ensemble

Hey Chicago! The sun is out, the weather is fantastic and the summer music season is kicking off. Join one of our composer members, Jonathan Hannau, and the Ursa Ensemble for their May concert! ——————————————- The Ursa Ensemble consists of some of the best young musicians in the Chicago area, all of whom are dedicated… Read more »

April 21: Partner Organization Fonema Consort Presents Trombonist Weston Olencki

We are happy to announce that our partner organization Fonema Consort is presenting the second installment in their Soloists of Fonema Consort series this month! Fonema’s April 21 performance will feature the uncanny trombone player Weston Olencki with a program that tests the boundaries of his instrument in a variety of exciting ways.  Olencki will perform… Read more »

Oren Boneh at Festival Mixtur in Barcelona!

One of our composer members Oren Boneh has a busy summer, you can see his works being played all over Europe! The kick off of his summer season will take place at Festival Mixtur, where it will be the premiere of L’attente du visage by Ensemble Regards. This will take place in Barcelona, Spain the… Read more »

Our March 11 Concert in NYC is now Sold Out!

Our first time bringing this event to New York is a hit!  There are currently no tickets available though there is a waiting list. Next year we’ll book two nights!