Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago is a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment for the creation, performance and study of new music, and for the advancement of the careers of emerging and established composers, performers, and scholars.

Distinguished by its formation within an uncompromising, relentlessly searching, and ceaselessly innovative scholarly environment that celebrates excellence and presents new possibilities for intellectual dialogue, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is comprised of ten integrated entities: an annual concert series with the resident Grossman Ensemble, CHIME, visiting ensembles, distinguished guest composers, performances, recordings, research, graduate student-led projects, workshops, and postdoctoral research positions.

The newly formed Grossman Ensemble, comprised of 13 of the nation’s leading contemporary music specialists, is a key component of the CCCC. The ensemble presents three concerts of world premiere works each season. Members of the Grossman Ensemble include:

Tim Munro, flute
Andrew Nogal, oboe
Katherine Schoepflin Jimoh, clarinet
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone
Matthew Oliphant, horn
Greg Beyer, percussion
John Corkill, percussion
Ben Melsky, harp
Daniel Pesca, piano
and Spektral Quartet – Clara Lyon, violin; Maeve Feinberg, violin; Doyle Armbrust, viola;
Russell Rolen, cello