Presenting numerous events over the course of each academic year—including the biennial NUNC! conference and festival, residencies by visiting ensembles and composers, and workshops, lectures, and master classes—the Institute for New Music encompasses all the Bienen School of Music’s contemporary music activities. 


Festivals & Series

February 7, 2022 7:30pm

New Music Performance Showcase

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series

March 1, 2022 7:30pm

Third Coast Percussion

Galvin Recital Hall

Past Events

Bienen Ensembles Bienen Ensembles

November 19, 2021 7:30pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Galvin Recital Hall

Bienen Ensembles Bienen Ensembles

October 31, 2021 5:00pm

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble


Hans Thomalla

Hans Thomalla is professor of composition and music technology and director of the Institute for New Music.

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Ben Bolter

Ben Bolter is co-director of the Contemporary Music Ensemble. He is also associate director of the Institute for New Music at the Bienen School.

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Alan Pierson

Alan Pierson is co-director of the Contemporary Music Ensemble. He is the artistic director and conductor of the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

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Donald Nally

Donald Nally is John W. Beattie Chair of Music, Director of Choral Organizations, and conductor of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale.

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Ticket Office

Located on the southeast entrance of
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston IL

Ticket Office Hours

Monday - Friday     10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday                   12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday                      Closed

During Summer/Academic Breaks
Hours vary; visit Ticket Office and Information for updates.


Phone: 847-467-4000