New Music MN

Congratulations to MN composer Eric Carranza for his selection as a Lanesboro Artist in Residence for 2019! Eric will create “Root River Vibrations” a series of musical vignettes inspired by and created with the people, landscape and energy of Lanesboro. Supported through 2020 by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program awards two to […]

Congratulations to MN composer Scott Senko on being chosen as a winner of the Esoterics’ 2018-2019 POLYPHONOS choral composition competition! He’ll be creating a new piece to be premiered on their October 2019 concert in Seattle. Scott Senko, Young Composer (Minneapolis, MN) Scott Senko (b. 1992) is a composer and vocalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He […]

STUDIO Z BLOG A PROJECT OF ZEITGEIST NEW MUSIC JENNY KLUKKEN’S MARIMBA SONGS ​Jenny Klukken and special musical guests will present an evening of marimba-centered music inspired by classical, Latin, jazz, and American folk music on Friday, Dec. 7 at Studio Z. Jenny’s compositions and arrangements give a new voice to the modern marimba, an […]

Wisconsin writer Jesse Goin brings a lifetime of serious listening to an extraordinarily wide range of music, writing from a poetic sensibility that brings unique insights to the reader, uncovering hitherto unnoticed valuable aspects and relationships, allowing his readers a much deeper appreciation of the work at hand. Jesse’s crow with no mouth music podcast […]

Heads up! The deadline for MRAC’s Community Arts Grant is January 14th. This program provides grants of up to $5,000 in project support for groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. Attend one of their December application workshops, and take advantage of their resources […]

From 1992-2018 Faith Partners inspired communities across the country, invigorated sacred music, and introduced more than 50 composers into congregations large and small, urban and rural. We’ve just updated the list of over 200 accessible, liturgical works created during the residencies, many of them by MN composers. Please share it with the choral directors in your life, […]

MN composers Katherine Bergman, Josh Clausen, and Daniel Nass are the Spitting Image Collective, and they’ve had some fantastic experiences this year! Read their latest newsletter, including the announcement that they’ll be hosting & writing for Boston-based Hub New Music in April 2019!

There is so much original and new music in this year’s list of MSAB Artist Initiative Grant awardees! Congratulations to Krissy Bergmark, Mark Bilyeu, Jeffrey E. Brooks, Greg Brosofske, Craig Carnahan, John Croarkin, Paul Dice, Michael Masura Flora, Jerry Kosak, Matthew McCright, Scott L. Miller, Crystal Myslajek, Natalie Nowytski, Rachel Ries, JC Sanford, SEE MORE […]

Now out on innova, ACF’s recording label: Maithree, the ensemble, was formed when Nirmala Rajasekar, Indian veena virtuoso, invited some friends to play music together. With visiting South Indian drum guru Boopathi, cellist Michelle Kinney, and brothers Pat (clarinet) and Tim O’Keefe (world percussion), this is Minnesota-grown idealism at its finest, where no barriers to […]