Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

A major component of the Bienen School’s ten-year strategic plan, the Institute for New Music has been established to act as a physical, intellectual and performance hub for 20th- and 21st-century art and popular music at Northwestern University. Seeking to elevate the School’s reputation and expand its educational offerings in modern music, the Institute will […]


In 2014, a group of friends came together to form Picosa, a mixed chamber music ensemble comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and composer-in- residence based jointly in Chicago and the Western Suburbs. Each season, Picosa presents concert programs of virtuosic music that showcase its signature symphonic sound with eclectic repertoire that crosses traditional boundaries of time and […]

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental vocal repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary music. Described as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.

Spektral Quartet

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to […]

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire through performances, teaching, and the creation of new works.

University of Chicago Department of Music

Original scholarship, composition, and performance. Beyond academics, the UChicago Department of Music hosts a thriving performance program encompassing four choirs, two orchestras, two jazz ensembles, a South Asian Vocal ensemble, a Middle East music ensemble, an early music ensemble, a wind ensemble, and programs in chamber music, piano and voice.

UChicago Presents

The University of Chicago Presents offers a spectrum of music from medieval to contemporary, classical and jazz. Concerts feature internationally renowned artists and intriguing programs in beautiful venues on the UChicago campus.   Variations, Op. 24 – Oliver Knussen String Quartet No. 1 – Eliza Brown Quintet For Winds – Elliot Carter