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Bernadette Garza Joins ACM’s Teaching Staff

We are thrilled to welcome singer and pianist Bernadette Garza to our fine roster of teachers!  Bernadette brings years of experience teaching piano and voice to children and adults and is a fine performer and fixture on Chicago’s jazz scene as well. Read more about Bernadette on her profile page.

Tickets Now on Sale for Sound of Silent Film: Gaudi in New York

We’re bringing our popular Sound of Silent Film Festival back to Manhattan!  This year we’ll be featuring Hiroshi Teshigahara’s stunning Gaudí, a surreal tour through the life and works of visionary Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí. We’ve commissioned four wonderful composers to write a new score and will be performing it live to the film on… Read more »

Videos from Global Connections: Catalonia posted!

Videos from our Global Connections: Catalonia concert have been posted! On February 12th at the University of Chicago’s International House, Palomar performed works by Catalonian composers Enric Riu, Joan Bagés i Rubi, Joan Arnau Pamies, Ariadna Alsina, Mateu Malondra, Mercè Capdevila, and Hèctor Parra.  View the video gallery below to check out all of the performances in their entirety:

Rain Worthington Interviewed in ‘Composer on Fire’

Our composer member Rain Worthington was recently interviewed in Garrett Hope’s podcast Composer on Fire. World music, minimalism and romanticism influence Worthington’s compositional style. Worthington’s music takes “…ideas of American musical style to a new place – like a walk in a familiar, yet very different park.” and “music which speaks to the senses, is… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for Global Connections: Catalonia

Salvador Dalí, Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso and Antoní Tàpies, to name just a few, are among the stunningly original artists who have made Catalonia synonymous with artistic innovation. Catalonian composers are no exception to this tradition, reveling in boldly expressive works that seek to engage while shattering boundaries and preconceptions. As part of our ongoing… Read more »

Submit Your Film: 2016 Sound of Silent Film Festival

We’re accepting submissions for short silent film and films without dialogue through March 1, 2016 for our upcoming Sound of Silent Film Festival. We accept films in any genre between 2:00 and 20:00.  Our composers will write a new score for the film to be performed live at the Chicago event on April 16, 2016…. Read more »

Sarah Tyyska Joins ACM as Composer Membership Director

ACM is excited to announce that Sarah Tyyska will join us immediately as our new Composer Membership Director, replacing outgoing director Emily Beisel. Sarah’s writing skills and background in arts admin are the perfect combination of skills we were looking for to help us revamp the composer membership program and refine the composer profiles. Our… Read more »

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.

Global Connections: Korea Videos Published

On November 6th, ACM’s Palomar ensemble performed seven works by Korean composers as part of our recent international collaboration, Global Connections: Korea.  Check out these videos from the performance at the University of Chicago’s International House: PROGRAM Spiral Staircase by Do-Won Yu yukbajaeki-tori by Eunjae Lee Winter Dream by GoWon Choi Musica Pathetica by Ji-Won… Read more »

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 »