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About New Music Festival 2014

The annual New Music Festival at Western Illinois University provides a rare opportunity for our community and region to hear new music and meet recognized composers and performers. The events of the festival provide an opportunity to experience and understand the music of our time.

The festival brings together some of the university's fine performing faculty, guest artists, faculty and student composers, and student performers in lectures, concerts, and workshops that explore many exciting facets of today's new music world.

The festival's directors are WIU composition faculty James Romig, Paul Paccione, and James Caldwell.

New Music Festival is made possible with support from the Performing Arts Society and the School of Music.