University of Minnesota Duluth - Music Department

Annual New Music Festival

Justin Henry Rubin, Artistic Director


Institutions or individuals interested in the University of Minnesota Duluth New Music Festival are encouaged to contact the artistic director.

Since the Spring of 2000, the UMD Music Department has presented an annual New Music Festival which has included concerts by internationally renown performers and ensembles, including Duo Gastesi-Bezerra, Zeitgeist, Luna Nova, the Verdehr Trio, and Duo46.  Equally important aspects of these events have been lectures and masterclasses presented by the performers and the UMD Music faculty.  

Recently, these festivals have included a Student and Faculty Composer Readings and Workshop.  Students interested in the Music Composition program at UMD and the New Music Festival should contact Dr. Justin Rubin or the UMD Music Department for more information.  

Sample Concert Programs from the past New Music Festival events can be downloaded below.

2000   Download PDF Featuring International Soloists
2001   Download PDF Guest Artists ensemble Green
2002   Download PDF  Guest Artists THUD
2003   Download PDF  Guest Artists Zeitgeist
2004   Download PDF  Guest Artists Verdehr Trio
2005   Download PDF  Guest Artists Duo46
2006    [program not available]  Guest Artists Duo Gastesi-Bezerra
2007   Download PDF  Guest Artists Zeitgeist
2008   Download PDF  Guest Artists Scandinavian Colors
2009   Download PDF  Guest Artists Accessible Contemporary Music
2010   Download PDF  Guest Artists Luna Nova New Music Ensemble
2011   Download PDF  Guest Artists Duo Gastesi-Bezerra