In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All events through the end of May are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Writing for Alternate Tunings

When I first became a curator at the Center for New Music, I reached out to some of my favorite Bay Area artists and asked them: “What’s one project you’ve always wanted to do, but have never had the opportunity to realize?” Among the first to respond was composer Edward Schocker. I knew Edward as […]

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Call for Proposals: Curators 2016-18

The Center for New Music is seeking curators for two-year terms beginning in 2016. Please consider sharing your artistic vision with the Center! For information on how to apply, download the Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, December 1, at 9:00 AM PST. Each year, the Center invites proposals from any individual who […]

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Kaija Saariaho’s Fall 2015 Residency

…and the reassertion of the SF Bay Area as an international new music hub For the second time in three years, the UC Berkeley Department of Music will be hosting a high-profile and widely admired composer. Beginning this month, Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho will be in residence at UC Berkeley, together with her husband, the […]

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Composing While Female

My thoughts might have been the same as yours, upon reading this headline: Really? Do we really need another article about how under-programmed female composers are? A composer who’s a woman just won the Pulitzer, and haven’t we been over this already? Wasn’t that flurry of “female composer” articles a few years ago, by Kristin […]

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A Musical Awakening

This entry is the first in a series that will follow a composer’s recording process and what it means to be transgender. Siobhán (neé Karl) Cronin (b. 1980, USA/UK) is a cellist, composer, movement artist and arts producer. I am a cellist-composer. I am also transgender. Where I grew up in the Central Plains, being […]

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The Modern Concert

  Late last month the Center for New Music hosted a discussion forum on touring. The discussion covered booking shows, traveling costs, and the overall difficulty of touring. Leading the discussion were special guests Larry Ochs of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and Charlton Lee of the Del Sol String Quartet. Both gave advice based on […]

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Member Profile: Annie Phillips

Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you ended up where you are today. I am 28. I went to music school right out of high school. I went to conservatory, so I did my undergrad at Peabody, and then I moved here [San Francisco] to go to the conservatory to study […]

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