BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET

The Pend Oreille Arts Council is thrilled to announce its first full season of live performances since the COVID Pandemic cut short the 2019-2020 season. POAC’s 2021-22 season will include eclectic performances ranging from flamenco fusion and classic jazz to live theater and local dance, all taking place onstage at the Historic Panida Theater. The […]

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X, LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X

The astonishing life of one of the most misunderstood men in history unfolds in X: The Life and Times of Malcom X. This distinctly American opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis (Central Park Five) and directed by Tony-nominee Robert O’Hara (Slave Play, a BandQuest composer) features a jazz ensemble incorporated into the orchestra and MOT 21-22 […]

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SongFest Composer mentorship Program

Program Description: The SongFest 2022 Composer Mentorship program will be a focused week of study for five emerging female or female identifying composers on full scholarship nestled into our second week of programming for all students, focused on American song. Composers will be chosen through an application process to work with 6 celebrated senior composition […]

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Equity Study Group Series with Mary Prescott on her new work Tida

2020 ACF | Create awardee Mary Prescott joins ACF Equity Study with a series about the progress of her project Tida. The discussions will be focused on themes of isolation, oral traditions, and food. Prescott writes: “Tida weaves music, storytelling, movement, and film into an hour-long performance exploring maternal lineage and intergenerational cultural identity. I […]

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SongFest Composer mentorship Program

Program Description: The SongFest 2022 Composer Mentorship program will be a focused week of study for five emerging female or female identifying composers on full scholarship nestled into our second week of programming for all students, focused on American song. Composers will be chosen through an application process to work with 6 celebrated senior composition […]

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SongFest Composer mentorship Program

Program Description: The SongFest 2022 Composer Mentorship program will be a focused week of study for five emerging female or female identifying composers on full scholarship nestled into our second week of programming for all students, focused on American song. Composers will be chosen through an application process to work with 6 celebrated senior composition […]

Artist Equity Summit 2022: Lifting Up our Youth

Walker West Music Academy 760 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN

  ACF’s annual Artist Equity Summit centers music creators and examines themes related to equity that impact the field and beyond. This September 17, we invite you to join us for music, dialogue, and community as we focus on “Lifting Up our Youth.”  REGISTER HERE. Highlights: * Learn about the residency Liberation! Lifting up our […]

NEA Big Read Study Group no. 1

East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN

Immigration, Identity and the Arts The Library’s Executive Director, Saengmany Ratsabout, hosts this discussion group on the oral tradition themes in Thi Bui’s book, The Best We Could Do, and the different forms of art seen as “oral” tradition and history-making. Joining him will be ACF composer and Thai-American, Mary Prescott, Hta Thi, and members […]

Innova’s 40th Anniversary Party

Save the date for November 10, 6-7:30pm CST and our virtual celebration of 40 years of innova Recordings at American Composers Forum. Join artists from innova’s past and present as we share stories from our 40 year history, enjoy some performances from innova artists, and hand out several special awards to artists and albums from […]

NEA Big Read Study Group no. 2

Auditorium at the Landmark Center 75 W 5th St, St. Paul, MN

Immigration, Identity and the Arts Presented with the Ramsey County Historical Society, Historic Saint Paul and the Minnesota Opera, this event will feature Minnesota author and Hmong-American Kao Kalia Yang to discuss her book, The Song Poet, and her collaboration with Jocelyn Hagen about their opera presented by Minnesota Opera this Spring. For more information about this series, click here. […]

Artist talk: Ben Frost at The Great Northern

Minneapolis Club 729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

On Feb. 1, American Composers Forum and the Twin Cities-based festival The Great Northern co-present a talk by Ben Frost. The acclaimed Australian-born/Iceland-based artist will discuss his process of translating J.A. Baker's classic novel The Peregrine into the opera Cold Air Rises, the first part of which will be premiered by the Minneapolis choral ensemble MPLS (imPulse) on […]

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ACF’s McKnight Composer Fellows at The Great Northern Festival

Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

In partnership with The Great Northern, the 2022 ACF McKnight Composer Fellows will present their latest work on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Mitchell Bercier is a composer and illustrator who produces electronic and algorithmic dance music under the artist name Ghostchamb3r; composer Mary Ellen Childs creates distinctive sound worlds and often […]

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