Contemporary Music Festival at Tennessee University

The University of Tennessee College of Music hosts an annual Contemporary Music Festival that showcases new music, workshops, and paper presentations each spring. This festival brings together guest performers, scholars, and composers from all over the world to celebrate contemporary music.

Guest performer Eunmi Ko will be featured at this year’s festival, performing works commissioned for her MUTED project. These works explore the experiences of Asian and Asian-American women living in America, offering a unique commentary through music. Featured composers at the festival include Anruo Cheng, Grace Ann Lee, and Chen-Hui Jen, who will discuss the works they have created for this project. Additionally, the music of Ania Vu will also be highlighted.

For a full schedule of events, please visit the College of Music UTCMF website.

The festival will take place from Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30pm to Friday, March 1, 2024. Additional dates include Thursday, February 29 with events at 12:55pm and 5:30pm, and Friday, March 1 with events at 9:10am to 11:10am and 2:30pm.

The festival will be held at the Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall located at 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996.