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 series of workshops, panel discussions, and concerts.

NUNC! 5: April 21-23, 2023

NUNC! 5: April 21-23, 2023

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Below are the results of the Calls for Electronics, Performers, Presentations, and Scores.

Call for Electronics

Han geul Lee  
Elliott Lupp 
Maya Nguyen  
Mauricio Pauly 
Sunhuimei Xia 
Jay Alan Yim 

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Call For Performers

Fidan Aghayeva-Edler, piano
Yu-Fang Chen, violin and Peter Opie, cello
Constellation Men’s Ensemble 
Sandra Coursey and Stephen Ekhert, piano
Gresham Duo (David Gresham, clarinet; Momoko Gresham, piano)
Casey Grev, tenor saxophone
Mabel Kwan, piano
Lawrence Graduate Bayreuth Tuben Quintet  
Pinson Chamber Band  
Ben Roidl-Ward, bassoon and Peter Kramer, piano
Yumi Suehiro, piano
Tower Duo (Erin Helgeson Torres, flute; Michael Rene Torres, saxophone)

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Call for Presentations

Aaron Helgeson 
Mari Kimura 
Camilo Mendez 
Ryne Siesky 
Alissa Voth

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Call for Scores – Saxophone

Luis Miguel Delgado Grande  
Keaton Garrett 
Karola Obermueller 
Cole Reyes 
Yuting Tan

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Call for Scores – Yarn/Wire

Luis Fernando Amaya  
Kyong Mee Choi 
Jack Langdon

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NUNC! History


April 24, 2021: Featured artists of the all-virtual conference included Arditti Quartet, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jennifer Walshe, and Katherine Young.


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


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