The 2nd Manchester New Music Festival will be held on the Manchester University Campus (in North Manchester, IN) on March 26-28, 2015.


The first Manchester New Music Mini-Festival was held on the Manchester University campus on February 22 and 23 of 2013 and included 3 free concerts of contemporary classical music by 34 living composers from all over the United States. It primarily featured music for saxophone and included solo, chamber and electroacoustic works. The featured performer was saxophonist, Dr. Farrell Vernon.

This year, the festival has been expanded to include 5 concerts, a Young Composers Competition, a Young Composers Reading Session, presentations and a masterclass.

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Dr. Jorge Variego performing at the first Manchester New Music Mini-festival.