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The Discovery Series at Le Poisson Rouge is January 17

ACM presents the Discovery Series, a Song-Exploder style exploration of musical creativity.  On January 17th join us at Le Poisson Rouge for the half hour before a live broadcast of Relevant Tones as pianist Blair McMillen performs and records the first and second installment of Commercial Etudes by Will Rowe as part of our 2019… Read more »

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

Doors Open Milwaukee Videos Posted

ACM collaborated with Doors Open Milwaukee for the fourth year in a row to commission new pieces inspired by several landmark buildings in the city. We then placed musicians in each building to perform the music every fifteen minutes as part of self-guided tours. We were in three fantastic buildings this year with great music… Read more »

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 »