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Arshia Samsaminia is Our Next ‘Composer Alive’

Composer Alive is an innovative commissioning project in which we work with a composer to write a new piece in installments Each installment is sent to us as the composer writes it and then rehearsed, recorded and posted by our musicians in front of a live audience. This unique way of working allows a composer… Read more »

Seeking Composer Submissions for Concept Lab

Concept Lab is an exciting new exploratory music series featuring works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion. Created by composers Seth Boustead and Will Rowe and run as a collective, Concept Lab is New York City’s only series featuring works in progress. If you have an idea… Read more »

This Saturday, 12/18, in ACM’s Front Door!

This Saturday, December 18th, our weekly 5 pm concert will feature an open reading & rehearsal of six new pieces for flute and piano from ACM student composers, ages 8 – 17. This is a rare opportunity not just to hear the music of young composers, but also to see them work directly with the… Read more »

Tonight in ACM’s Front Door: Solo Guitar From Living Latin-American Composers

  Join us at 1758 W. Wilson Ave. for a new concert series every Saturday at 5pm! This week’s performer is Patrick Owen-Leary on classical guitar.     Hailing from Chicago’s north-side, Patrick Owen-Leary (he/him) is a composer/performer and singer/songwriting who pushes the boundaries of music in all genres. A product of the Old Town… Read more »

Help ACM Foster the Music With Our End of Year Campaign

Music is a living, breathing art form. Without constant tending and nurturing, it wilts and loses vitality. It needs encouragement and tending to continue to grow and evolve. ACM needs your help in fueling the promotion of classical music. Your gift will foster new music and innovative programming in the new year. Donate now!

Live Music Every Saturday in ACM’s Front Door!

Join us at 1758 W. Wilson Ave. for a new concert series every Saturday at 5pm! This week’s performer is Kyle Gregory Price on piano, toy piano and music box.   Kyle Gregory Price is a critically acclaimed, genre-fluid composer, percussionist, turntablist, and stop-motion animator raised in a one stop-light town in upstate New York. Following… Read more »

Composers, we want to hear from you!

Not only is our search ongoing for films to feature in the upcoming 17th Annual Sound of Silent Film, we are also looking for composers who are interested in scoring one of the chosen films. Click here for more information!

Tonight we’re kicking off Relevant Tones’s 10th Annual Festival with a Campari & Soda!

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s intricately complex contraptions have inspired everyone from the classic Mousetrap game to Pee-wee Herman, and the Rube Goldberg machine has become a household name. This concert features music inspired by and incorporating Rube Goldberg machines and conversation with Jennifer George, Goldberg’s granddaughter, the author of numerous books about Goldberg and the director… Read more »

ACM Founder Seth Boustead at the Ear Taxi Festival

If you’re reading this before 1:15 PM CDT, you still have a chance to tune into Seth Boustead’s vital presentation on arts entrepreneurship in general (and ACM’s story specifically), Forging a New Path. But no matter what, you haven’t missed it! Tune in any time on Ear Taxi’s Youtube page. The Ear Taxi Festival is… Read more »

ACM Joins Avondale Artists for a Pop-Up Festival!

In observance of PARK(ing) day, ACM is joining other Milwaukee Arts Alliance members in taking over parking spots for a family-friendly, free art festival, conceived by MAA Executive Director Lynn Basa. Longtime ACM faculty member David Keller and Director of Artistic Activities Trevor Watkin will be on site to give a free public performance, instrument… Read more »

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2022 Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its 17th year, is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live. We’ll present two new programs of modern silent films live at the Music Box Theater and virtually. Submissions are currently open!  The program… Read more »

Sonic Walkabout: Live in Wicker Park this Sunday, 9/12!

We’re not just on the app anymore! All of the original music inspired by the cultural and historical spaces of Wicker Park will be brought to you live by Palomar, ACM’s resident ensemble, in a live concert right in Wicker Park this Sunday afternoon, September 12th. Rounding out the concert will be performances of Hum… Read more »