New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music.
Taking place on May 11-13, 2017 at Bowling Green State University, the focus of New Music Gathering 2017 will be on “Support.” The conference appropriately features percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick as our keynote speaker—who, for the past 40 years, has championed contemporary music by commissioning or premiering more than 150 new works.
Headlining performers include the boundary-
breaking International Contemporary Ensemble and New Music Detroit on May 11, Steven Schick on May 12, and Michigan’s Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble on May 13.
With concerts, lecture recitals, roundtable discussions, talks, and everything from composer-performer “speed dating,” to one-on-one consultations with industry professionals. #NMG2017 aims to be both a conference in the traditional sense but also quite literally a collective place for things to grow, improve, solidify and above all get personal.