Alumni Composers Forum with the International Contemporary Ensemble

The Walden School is hosting an online alumni Composers Forum, featuring  the International Contemporary Ensemble performing works composed by Walden alumni. Each piece will be followed by discussion with the composer.  To join us online, please register here.

Alumni Composer Forum 
Featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble
Sunday, May 23, 2021
4-6pm Eastern time

This exciting event will feature 11 world premieres. Our featured composers range in age from 16-7o, and include alumni of the Young Musicians Program, Junior Conservatory Camp, Creative Musicians Retreat, Teacher Training Institute, Online Young Musicians Experience, and Online Creative Musicians Experience.

Featured  Alumni Composers:

Nick Main (Berkeley, CA) – Illillite
Sarah Curzi (Durham, NC) – the transformation
Max Johnson (Brooklyn, NY) – Push and Believe
Bob Bassett (Denver, CO) – Weaving 9 oc
Jeff Young (Baltimore, MD) – Restless Dreams
Theo Trevisan (Princeton, NJ) – !: ,/=”.
Gregory Houston (Staten Island, NY) – Three Short Preludes
Jenny Tian (New Haven, CT) – Alone
Yuri Lee (Tuckahoe, NY) – Giant Finger-Eating Hamster
Maggie McGinity (Ithaca, MI) – Sneaking Around</em
Samara Rice (Huntington Beach, CA)a solitary mind amid the pandemonium 
Zulfiia Tursunova (Sarasota, FL)Compulsive Divergences

This online event will be free and open to the public. If you have any questions, feel free to write to us at

To join us online, please register here.

Featured members of the International Contemporary Ensemble:

Rebekah Heller – bassoon
Josh Modney – violin
Levy Lorenzo – percussion
Dan Lippel – guitar

About the International Contemporary Ensemble

With a commitment to cultivating a more curious and engaged society through music, the International Contemporary Ensemble – as a commissioner and performer at the highest level – amplifies creators whose work propels and challenges how music is made and experienced. Works by emerging composers have grounded the ensemble’s programming since 2001. Through composer residencies, commissions, and workshops, the ensemble actively pursues new relationships with composers and sound artists. The International Contemporary Ensemble frequently partners with The Walden School as a visiting artist and commissioner of student works.

Sunday, May 23, 2021
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm (2h)