Brand New Music

Brand New Music / New Music Brandeis

Brand New Music is a contemporary music concert series that showcases the work of Brandeis student, faculty, and alumni composers, including current Brandeis composition faculty members Yu-Hui ChangEric ChasalowErin Gee and David Rakowski. 

It encompasses New Music Brandeis (NMB), which is programmed and managed by current Brandeis graduate student composers and features professional concerts of student works. It also includes the Undergraduate Composers’ Collective (UCC), which exclusively presents new work by undergraduates, performed by students and special guest artists.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are free and open to the public and take place at the Slosberg Music Center.

Current Lineup

February 29, 2020

8 p.m.

The acclaimed Boston-based soprano and double bass duo of Nina Guo and Edward Kass perform brand new student compositions.

March 14, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Guerilla Opera presents five world premiere mini-operas, including pieces by Brandeis graduate student composers Jeremy Rapaport-Stein and Niko Yamamoto. Tickets ($15-$30) are FREE to Brandeis students!

New Music Brandeis: Sound Icon

March 21, 2020

8 p.m.

As the culmination of world-renowned interdisciplinary artist and composer Valerio Murat's yearlong residency with New Music Brandeis, Boston's leading new music sinfonietta performs intermedia works by graduate student composers.

Undergraduate Composers' Collective

April 24, 2020

7 p.m.

Undergraduate composers premiere contemporary works.

New Music Brandeis: Finale

May 3, 2020

7 p.m.

New Music Brandeis closes the year with a packed performance of new music by graduate student composers.