One of the leading conferences for new music in the world, the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!) brings together composers, performing musicians, scholars, and other new music advocates for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions, and concerts.

NUNC! 4 New Music Conference and Festival

April 24, 2021

This event will be held in a virtual format. All events are free and open to the public. Zoom registration links for the conference presentations and roundtable discussions are available on the NUNC! 4 website:

See the NUNC! 4 Schedule



The first NUNC! took place in April 2014 and featured composer Brian Ferneyhough, pianist Nicolas Hodges, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the Mivos Quartet.


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.