New Music Festival

"Believe it or not, a little town in northwest Ohio is one of the liveliest spots for new music in the whole United States. For 25 years, MACCM has pursued the latest musical ideas and the highest musical standards with fearless vision. Bowling Green students are lucky to have this amazing resource — but so are we all."
                                                                                   —Steven Stucky, 2012

The 43nd Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
OCTOBER 12-15, 2022

Featuring guest composer STACY GARROP
and a performance by the AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

At the heart of the Center’s activities is the renowned New Music Festival. This annual event celebrates the contemporary arts through concerts, panels, art exhibitions, seminars, master classes and papers. Begun in 1980, the festival has hosted John Adams, John Luther Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Jennifer Higdon, Karel Husa, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, George Lewis, Steven Mackey, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Evan Ziporyn and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

In 2022, we are  proud to feature the music of Stacy Garrop, with a special performance by the American Brass Quintet. Watch this space for further announcements!

* BGNMF42 Program Book .pdf
2021 New Music Festival Program Book
See our Media page for archived performances from 2020 and 2021.

CONCERT #1 - American Brass Quintet
8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12 - Kobacker Hall
Music by Stacy Garrop and the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's new brass quintet.

1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 13 - Bryan Recital Hall

3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 13 - Bryan Recital Hall
Chamber works by Stacy Garrop, Jeffrey Mumford, Jessie Montgomery, Udi Perlman, and Molly Joyce.

8 p.m., Thursday, October 13 - Kobacker Hall
Wind ensemble and large ensemble music by Hannah Lash, Stacy Garrop, Michael Frazier, Christopher Dietz, and Marilyn Shrude.

10:30 a.m., Friday, October 14 - Bryan Recital Hall
Music by Lei Liang, David T. Little, Stacy Garrop, Emily Koh, and Mikel Kuehn.

2:30 p.m., Friday, October 14 - Kobacker Hall
Music by Matthew Kennedy, Stacy Garrop, Jennifer Jolley, and Terri Sanchez.

8 p.m., Friday, October 14 - Kobacker Hall
Music by Nathalie Joachim, David Bixler, Hong-Da Chin, Anne LeBaron, and Julia Wolfe.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 15 - Bryan Recital Hall
Music by Gregory Mertl, Stacy Garrop, Steven Naylor, and Cathy Likhuta.

8 p.m., Saturday, October 15 - Kobacker Hall
Orchestral and choral music by Stacy Garrop, Jessie Montgomery, Joan Tower, Adolphus Hailstork, Jocelyn Hagen, Chen Yi, Reena Esmail, and Leah Tracy.

Most concerts will be streamed live at

Stacy Garrop
Stacy Garrop
American Brass Quintet

Updated: 08/04/2022 10:02AM