Contemporary Music Festival

53rd Annual Festival, October 2019

Robert Paterson, Photo Credit: Lisa MazzuccoThe Contemporary Music Festival committee at Indiana State University is excited for the upcoming 53rd Annual Festival, scheduled for October 23–25, 2019, with a special event on October 15! The theme for the festival is ETERNAL REFLECTIONS featuring works by Robert Paterson and celebrating music in times of trial. The featured festival guest composer will be Robert Paterson (photo credit: Lisa Mazzucco) who will be joined by the The Indianapolis Quartet as the featured guest ensemble and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as orchestra-in-residence. Guests will also include Michele Caniato, the Orchestra Composition Contest winner and Music Now Contest winners. In addition to guests, the festival will feature the students of the School of Music in both chamber music and large ensemble settings. Almost the entire student body will be involved in the festival!

Eva Kor and Ted GreenSPECIAL EVENT: On October 15, at 7:30pm in University Hall, the festival will present Eva: A–7063, a documentary by Ted Green and Mika Brown produced in partnership with WFYI, Indianapolis’ PBS affiliate. In conjunction with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, the festival will celebrate music in times of trial with a special screening of Eva: A–7063 followed by a question and answer period with filmmaker Ted Green and documentary composer Tyron Cooper. As with all festival events, this special event is free and open to the public. Learn more here!

This festival is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and Arts Illiana, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency. Support also comes from the Indiana State University Center for Community Engagement. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit .

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