Contemporary Music Festival

53rd Annual Festival, October 2019

Robert Paterson, Photo Credit: Lisa MazzuccoThe Contemporary Music Festival committee at Indiana State University is excited to announce the 53rd Annual Festival, scheduled for October 23–25, 2019! The featured festival guest composer will be Robert Paterson (photo credit: Lisa Mazzucco) who will be joined by the Indianapolis Quartet as the featured guest ensemble and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as orchestra-in-residence. Guests will also include the yet-to-be-announced 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!

This activity 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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