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Midwest Graduate Music Consortium – Presenting Original Research and New Compositions

March 31 - April 1

- Free

The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. MGMC encourages the presentation of original research and the composition of new music by graduate students around the country. The 21st annual meeting of MGMC will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 31 and April 1, 2017, and will include paper sessions, a new music concert, and a keynote address. For the new music concert, seven composers’ works were chosen from a nationwide call for scores. All of the composers will be in attendance, and Sound Out Loud, MGMC 2017’s ensemble-in-residence, will perform each one.

About Sound Out Loud: Having drawn inspiration from numerous performance ensembles, such as Eighth Blackbird, Silk Road, and the International Contemporary Ensemble, the group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber ensemble repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, innovative performance practice, and the use of live electronics.

Download the concert program, including names of composers

Events will be held in Union South and in Humanities.

Read about MGMC here.

March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017

Preliminary Schedule:

Date and Time Event
Friday 31st March 2017
1pm – 5:30pm Paper Sessions (Memorial Union)
7pm – 9pm New Music Concert with Sound Out Loud (Morphy Hall)
Saturday 1st April 2017  Memorial Union – entire day
8.30am – 9.30am Breakfast, provided
9.30am – 12pm Paper Sessions
12pm – 1pm Lunch, provided
1pm – 2:30pm Final Paper Session
3pm – 5pm Keynote Address
5pm – 7pm Post-conference reception and dinner, provided



Mead Witter School of Music
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI United States
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