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Musical Impact: ACM’s End of the Year Fundraising Campaign

ACM is embarking on our first ever end of year fundraising campaign! Help ACM continue it’s vision of a world in which everyone regardless of social status, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation or placement in the gender spectrum has equal access to high quality contemporary music performances, performers, composers and teachers by contributing to our end… Read more »

New Choro Classes at ACM in 2019!

  ACM is proud to partner with Julie Koidin and the Chicago Choro Club in offering Choro Group Classes this winter! These classes work best for musicians who are already studying privately on an instrument, but even beginners can join in with percussion instruments. In each hour session of the six week course, students will… Read more »

Now Accepting Film Submissions for the 2019 Sound of Silent Film Festival

The Sound of Silent Film Festival takes place each year in Chicago’s historic Davis Theater. We screen each film in silence with original music by our composer members performed live. The deadline for submission for the 2019 festival is December 31. The films we screen are either actual modern silent films with no sound whatsoever… Read more »

Watch Victoria Malawey’s Piece for the Arts Club As Part of Open House Chicago

Victoria Malawey was one of the two composers commissioned by ACM to write music for buildings in the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago project.  She wrote a beautiful piece for the Arts Club.  Watch the video below! Performed by: Alyson Berger – cello Trevor O’Riordan – clarinet

ACM Performs at Open House Chicago October 13

ACM is excited to renew our collaboration with Open House Chicago for the seventh consecutive year.  We’ve commissioned composers David A. Jaffe and Victoria Malawey to write music inspired by the Newberry Library and the Arts Club of Chicago. On October 13 between noon and 3:00 PM we’ll have musicians in each building to perform… Read more »

Vanishing City is September 20th at Lincoln Center

In his book Vanishing New York, Jeremiah Moss argues that gentrification and rising income inequality are causing the city to slowly lose its soul. Join Seth Boustead, composer and host of WFMT Chicago’s Relevant Tones, for a live broadcast exploring the issue’s impact on music with Moss, Open House New York executive Director Gregory Wessner,… Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee is September 22nd

ACM is excited to renew our collaboration with Doors Open Milwaukee for the fifth consecutive year.  We’ve commissioned composers Diane Berry, Sarah Wald and Rania Chrysostomou to write music inspired by three buildings. On September 22nd between noon and 4:00 PM we’ll have musicians in each building to perform the pieces every 15 minutes.  Doors… Read more »