The Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!) is a biennial event hosted by the Institute for New Music at Northwestern University that brings together composers, performers, musicologists, theorists, and other new music advocates from around the world. This three-day festival of new music includes performances of new works along with presentations, master classes, and discussions.

The first NUNC! took place in April 2014 and featured composer Brian Ferneyhough, pianist Nicolas Hodges, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the Mivos Quartet. NUNC! 2 was held in November 2015 and NUNC! 3 took place in April 2018. NUNC! 4 will take place in April 2020. 


November 6–8, 2015: Guest artists included Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ted Hearne, Donnacha Dennehy, Kate Soper, Ann Cleare, and Rick Burkhardt.


April 20–22, 2018: The largest conference to date, NUNC! 3 featured Claire Chase, Derek Bermel, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ashley Fure, and the Jack Quartet.