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UC San Diego's Department of Music

May 27, 2011
UCSD LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC SOCIETY



  Known for its cutting-edge technology and innovative spirit, it's no surprise that UC San Diego is at the forefront of defining 21st century music. From original chamber operas to computer music, our musicians are at the frontier of new music, and it's an exciting time of possibilities for the university as well as the San Diego community.

To support exploration of this new frontier, UCSD's Department of Music has launched the New Music Society to engage, challenge and inspire patrons with insider experiences in the four areas of the department's mission: Performance, Composition, Computer Music and Integrative Studies.
       
Members of the New Music Society participate in a dynamic, creative and passionate environment with the artists who are defining what's next in music. Through events such as New Music 101 and the Meet the Musician series, members will be exposed to various intellectual tools that will assist them in their interpretation and appreciation of new music.

In addition, society members will receive two pairs of complimentary concert tickets per quarter, discounts to concerts throughout the year, recognition in concert programs and on the department website, invitations to special events, access to an online social networking community and an opportunity to host salon events at their home.

With a membership gift of $1,000, New Music Society members will support innovation and experimentation among faculty and students. All proceeds from the society will help fund essential needs of the department, including student scholarships, guest lecturers or performers, and instrument maintenance.

Like Mozart or John Cage, innovative composers today need patrons who are willing to become ambassadors for their art. The New Music Society provides an engaging forum to explore the innovative culture of new music on the UC San Diego campus. For more information about joining the New Music Society contact Frank Teplin at (858) 534-9050 or fteplin@ucsd.edu.


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