Illinois Modern Ensemble
Dr. Stephen Taylor, conductor
MUS 450 D (both grad and ugrad)
MWF 4:00-5:50 PM
114 Smith Memorial Hall
The Illinois Modern Ensemble comprises students dedicated to the performance of contemporary and experimental music. Its repertoire in recent seasons includes works by leading figures such as Steve Reich, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Augusta Read Thomas, as well as a constant stream of new works by student and faculty composers, often featuring technology. The IME also presents the winners of the annual Salvatore Martirano Composition Award, an international contest that draws over 200 applications each year.
In 2013 the ensemble’s recording of Another Fantastic Voyage by Dmitri Tymoczko was released on Bridge Records. In recent seasons the group has appeared at the University of Louisville, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the new-music Chicago club Constellation.
Membership in this ensemble requires permission from both the applied studio teacher and conductor.