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. 

Take a look inside the Institute for New Music with this video overview.

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Bienen Ensembles

March 3, 2020 7:30pm

An Evening of Electroacoustic Music

Galvin Recital Hall

Bienen Ensembles

March 6, 2020 7:30pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Ryan Opera Theater

Festivals & Series

March 11, 2020 7:30pm

Ensemble Dal Niente

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series

April 24, 2020 7:30pm

Arditti Quartet

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series

April 24, 2020 10:00pm

Call for Improvisers Concert

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Festivals & Series

April 25, 2020 10:00am

Musicology Roundtable

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Bienen Ensembles

April 25, 2020 12:00pm

Call for Scores Saxophone Concert

Regenstein Master Class Room

Festivals & Series

April 25, 2020 2:00pm

Guest Composer Talks

Regenstein Master Class Room

Festivals & Series

April 25, 2020 5:00pm

Arditti Quartet Call for Scores Performance

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Bienen Ensembles

April 25, 2020 7:30pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series

April 26, 2020 9:30am

Call for Presentations

Regenstein Master Class Room

Festivals & Series

April 26, 2020 2:00pm

Call for Performers Concert

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Festivals & Series

April 26, 2020 5:00pm

Call for Electronics Concert

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Bienen Ensembles
Bienen Ensembles

April 28, 2020 7:30pm

Jennifer Higdon: A Chamber Music Portrait

Galvin Recital Hall

Bienen Ensembles

April 30, 2020 7:30pm

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Bienen Ensembles
Bienen Ensembles

May 16, 2020 7:30pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series

May 17, 2020 7:30pm

Mabel Kwan, piano

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Bienen Ensembles

May 31, 2020 5:00pm

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Galvin Recital Hall


Past Events

Bienen Ensembles Bienen Ensembles

February 20, 2020 7:30pm

New Music Showcase

Galvin Recital Hall

Festivals & Series Festivals & Series

February 6, 2020 7:30pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Bienen Ensembles Bienen Ensembles

February 2, 2020 4:00pm

Concert and Live Stream: Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Galvin Recital Hall



Faculty

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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Questions?

Ticket Office

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

Phone: 847-467-4000

Email: events.music@northwestern.edu

Ticket Office Hours

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

During Summer/Academic Breaks

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed