New Music Study Group (NMSG)

New Music Study Group (NMSG) is a series of monthly meetings dedicated to rigorous discussion and analysis of this thing we call ‘new music’ and our careers as Chicago-based composers, performers, and scholars in this field. All are welcome and we hope to have diverse backgrounds and interests commingling.

Meetings will include time for open conversation and a more focused session that could take the form of formal or experimental presentations, discussion based on a set topic, or score study. Before each meeting, the leader(s) of the session will send out introductory materials such as articles, recordings, or scores for attendees to familiarize with the topic (yay, homework!). Therefore, RSVP is necessary for each meeting no later than a day in advance. Snacks and tea will be served, too!  RSVP to or

Upcoming meetings are listed on the events page.