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Volunteer at the Thirsty Ears Festival August 11 and 12

The Thirsty Ears Festival is Chicago’s only classical music street fest.  But we need your help! The festival will include two days of stellar performances by classical music ensembles and soloists plus food trucks, craft beer and wine, vendor booths and kid friendly activities. We need volunteers for both days to work the entrance booths,… Read more »

Vendor Applications Open for Thirsty Ears Festival August 11 and 12

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago’s only classical music street fest! The festival is attended by 5,000 – 7,000 people, more than half of whom come from the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods. We have media partnerships with Newcity Magazine, WFMT and WTTW. Where:… Read more »

Registration now open for all Summer Music Camps

ACM has three exciting musical summer camps for kids this summer.  If you’re looking for a camp that’s fun but is also a place where kids will learn valuable skills, these camps are for you. Music Theater Camp: June 18th-29th  9am-3pm Ages 8-17 $750/student Learn the basics of healthy singing, acting and stage presence and… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for ‘Machine Language’ on May 14

ACM’s last concert of the season features music inspired by machines, gears, toys and mechanisms and will be held in the beautifully restored Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. We’ll perform the World Premiere of David Smooke’s Mechanical Birds, a piece we commissioned as part of our Composer Alive program. PROGRAM Cranks and Cactus Needles by… Read more »

7:00 Sound of Silent Film Show is Sold Out

The 7:00 feature presentation for the Sound of Silent Film Festival is now sold out!  Tickets are still available for the 9:30 late night show.  More info here.    

Tickets Going Fast for Sound of Silent Film

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is April 14 and tickets are going fast!  Sound of Silent Film is Chicago’s only film festival to feature newly composed classical music pieces performed live to modern silent films. From comedies to dramas, sci-fi and more, this event is always a fun time. Grab a drink at… Read more »


After last year’s success, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Second Annual ACM Student Film Festival Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 PM at the Davis Theater! Students are working hard with their teachers to create original short films complete with their own original scores! You won’t want to miss this… Read more »

WATCH: Performances from In Stereo

Earlier this month we hosted In Stereo, a concert of electroacoustic works at the Davis Theater in Chicago.  Check out videos all of the amazing performances below! In Stereo: La Isla Mágica – Angelica Negrón In Stereo: Petals – Kaija Saariaho In Stereo: And A River Runs Through Him – Ryan Ingebritsen and Sam Scranton… Read more »

Films and Composers Chosen for the 2018 Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its thirteenth year, features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films.  This year we have an especially exciting program of films from around the world and we’re adding a special “late night” edition featuring films that were a bit too risque for Sound of Silent… Read more »

Discovery Series Videos from LPR in Manhattan Now Posted

ACM is a proud sponsor of the Discovery Series at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan, part of Relevant Tones’ live broadcast series there.  We put out an international call for scores and received more than seven hundred submissions. We choose three pieces each time to be performed in a moderated session in front of a… Read more »