54th Annual Contemporary Music Festival

The 54th Annual Contemporary Music Festival at Indiana State University will take place this week from Wednesday through Friday, October 28–30. Due to fall 2020 performance restrictions this year’s festival will be smaller in scope and will not feature a guest composer. But, we will continue to celebrate new music through several live-streamed performances, including works by our Music Now contest composers, ISU students, and faculty. Next year’s 55th Annual Festival in October 2021 will feature guest composer, Jake Runestad, but this year’s guests will include a condensed version of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as orchestra-in-residence and the Music Now Chamber Music Contest winners.

The schedule for the festival is available on the CMF website (https://www.indstate.edu/cas/cmf) and is also listed below. All events will have in-person seating with overflow rooms available. Also, all events other than the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra events on Thursday will be live streamed to the Indiana State University School of Music YouTube Channel which can be searched on YouTube or can be accessed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9J3pn0e1t06Gwi6oV3Ycg

We hope you can join us in-person or virtually!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020
7:30 p.m Concert: ISU Faculty and Friends Chamber Recital
Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020
11:00 a.m. Concert: ISU Student Performer and Composer Recital
Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall

4:30 p.m. Open Rehearsal: The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium

6:40 p.m. Session: Concert Comments with Matthew Kraemer (ICO)
Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium

7:30 p.m. Concert: The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020
4:00 p.m. Session: Meet the Music Now Composers, Part 1
Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall

5:15 p.m. Session: Meet the Music Now Composers, Part 2
Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. Concert: Music Now Recital
Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall

  • First Event Date
    October 28, 2020
    • Start Time
      7:30 pm
    • End Time
      9:00 pm
    • Event Address
      Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall
  • Second Event Date
    October 29, 2020
    • Start Time
      11:00 am
    • End Time
      12:00 pm
    • Event Address
      Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium
  • Third Event Date
    October 29, 2020
    • Start Time
      7:30 pm
    • End Time
      9:00 pm
    • Event Address
      Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall
  • Fourth Event Date
    October 30, 2020
    • Start Time
      7:30 pm
    • End Time
      9:00 pm
    • Event Address
      Landini CPFA, Boyce Recital Hall
  • Event Contact
    Annika Clawson
  • Phone
    (812) 237-2771
  • Email
    annika.clawson@indstate.edu