Joel Puckett is one of the most performed composers in America. Hailed as “visionary” (Washington Post) and “an astonishingly original voice” (Philadelphia Inquirer), his music has been performed by the leading artists of our day and is consistently recognized by organizations such as the American Composers Forum, BMI, Chorus America, National Public Radio, and the […]

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 […]

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!

MN composer John Keston wrote to share, “Soon I’ll be on my way to Ireland for my second appearance at the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) annual conference. This time around my work is entirely rooted in FM synthesis. Particularly around my explorations of the amazing PreenFM2. I have designed a Max for Live patch […]

Congratulations to MN composer, pipa master, and Carleton College professor Gao Hong for receiving a Sally Award for her commitment to sharing Chinese musical traditions with communities across Minnesota! The awards, which were announced Tuesday, honor extraordinary achievements in five categories: arts access, arts learning, commitment, initiative and social impact. Winners received their awards and $1,000 each […]

Congratulations to the many artists and organizations who were recently awarded Arts Activities Support Grants! Composers & new music projects are well represented, including: 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective, OboeBassFluteCello!, Balkanicus Ensemble, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet Association, MPLS (imPulse), Red Eye Theater, Singers in Accord, Tru Ruts Endeavors, Twin Cities Jazz Workshop, Consortium Carissimi, Fidgety Fairy […]

Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu, internationally celebrated composer and UWEC associate professor of music, will premiere two compositions during the opening weekend of the beautiful new Pablo Center for the Arts, one during an afternoon event and one during an evening gala. Learn more