New Music Festival

New Music Festival 2024 (March 4–5, 2024)

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Since 1988, the annual New Music Festival at Western Illinois University has provided the WIU community the opportunity to hear concerts of recently-composed acoustic and electroacoustic music, curated and performed by WIU faculty and guests. In addition to concerts, the NMF features lectures, panel discussions, masterclasses, workshops, and other interactions between students, faculty, and invited composers that further connect our community to the world of contemporary music.

This year's featured composer/performer is Matt Sargent.

This year's guest composer is Jeff Herriott.

The festival's directors are WIU Composition Faculty James Romig and Hong-Da Chin.

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New Music Festival is made possible by support from

the WIU Performing Arts Society and the WIU School of Music.