Northwestern University's Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) presents exciting concerts of wide-ranging contemporary works.

A one-on-a-part ensemble of approximately 20 players, CME trains students to take on this challenging repertoire while thriving in a large chamber ensemble setting. The ensemble also provides models for entrepreneurial careers outside of the mainstream orchestra world. Each year, CME plays side-by-side with great guest artists, and collaborates with student and faculty composers from the Northwestern community as well as major visiting guests.

Faculty Conductors


Videos

Matt Marks - A Song for Wade (This is not that song)

Contemporary Music Ensemble with tenor Pablo Laucerica

Alex Mincek - Chamber Concerto

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians

Contemporary Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble

Andrew Norman - Try

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Webern, Burhans, and Reich

Contemporary Music Ensemble