Course number: MUSC 1689-4689
Credit: 1 credit, full-year
Rehearsal time: Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m
Location: MYB Conservatory room 004 [Band Room]

The New Music Ensemble gives students the opportunity to collaborate, create, interact, listen, experiment, and improvise, as well as rehearse and perform contemporary works for small and large mixed chamber ensemble. Together we will explore cutting-edge repertoire: graphic scores, performance art, open instrumental scores, through-composed works, and new works improvised by the ensemble itself. Participants will develop and learn extended techniques particular to their own instruments, alongside invited guests from among the foremost contemporary musicians working today. The New Music Ensemble is directed by Prof. Nadia Francavilla.



Friday, Nov 24, 7:30pm, Brunton Auditorium

Wednesday, Mar 27, 8:00pm, Brunton Auditorium


The New Music Ensemble is open to any instrumentalist or vocalist, including any Mount Allison student, as well as faculty, staff, and community members. While many of the activities will not require a lot of music reading, ensemble members must be able to read music. 
Auditions are held to learn the scope of participants’ technical and musical abilities, and to select appropriate repertoire. They are not competitive.  

Audition requirements: 

Please prepare 3-5 minutes of music of your choice that demonstrate your technical and musical abilities. 

Audition and start-up schedule: 

Auditions will be held from on Sept. 7-8 in MYB rm 109. Percussion auditions will be between 2:30pm-6pm in MYB 004 (band room). Online sign-up sheet is available here
First meeting of New Music Ensemble will be Tuesday September 12, 6 pm. 

Questions?: email Prof. Francavilla at