Contemporary Music Festival

55th Annual Festival

Jake Runestad, Photo Credit: Travis AndersonThe 55th Annual Festival, scheduled for October 2021, will feature guest composer, Jake Runestad (photo credit: Travis Anderson), Music Now Contest winners (TBA, August 2021), the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as orchestra-in-residence and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Contest winners (TBA, August 2021). The 54th Annual Contemporary Music Festival at Indiana State University took place October 28–30, 2020, and was a definite success in spite of the unusual performance restrictions caused by Covid-19. Though the festival was smaller in scope and did not feature a guest composer, we continued to celebrate new music through several live-streamed performances, including works by the Music Now Contest composers, ISU students, and faculty. While we look forward to the 55th Annual Festival in the fall, check out the CMF 2020 Festival Photos!