Now in its twelfth season, the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music. Highlights of past seasons include appearances by the Orchid Ensemble, Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble, Color Field Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Momenta Quartet, the City of Tomorrow, Ensemble Mise-En, Del Sol Quartet, and loadbang. Featured guest composers have included William Bolcom, Stephen Hartke, Sydney Hodkinson, Lee Hyla, Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joan Tower. RED NOTE also holds an annual Composition Competition which brings in entries from around the world.
This year, we are pleased to host featured guest composers Chen Yi and Eric Moe, as well as featured guest ensembles Fifth House Ensemble and Iridium Quartet. Together with the ISU music composition faculty, Professors Chen and Moe and the two guest ensembles will lead a Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers. Please visit the Workshop page to learn more or to apply to the Workshop.