Composition at UD

UD Students on the steps of Old College with American composer, Aaron Copland
Over the years New Music Delaware and the New Music Delaware Festival has hosted numerous internationally-renowned, established and emerging composers from around the world through a wide variety of events. These events have ranged from concerts presented by UD faculty to master classes and workshops for UD composition students. In the early years, New Music Delaware hosted composers such as Copland and Persichetti. During the late twentieth century New Music Delaware hosted a regional composition competition. In recent years, New Music Delaware has hosted a wide variety of composers and new music ensembles on the UD campus, in addition to presenting performances of works such as Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and commissioning new works. Whatever the form of the event, the highly vibrant and innovative New Music Delaware Festival continues its legacy of supporting the next generation of great composers and masterpieces! 
Performance of Joseph Schwanter's Sparrows, presented by UD faculty and soprano, Shari Feldman, at the 2013 New Music Delaware Joseph Schwantner Festival
Performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, presented by New Music Delaware. For Parts II and III, please visit youtube.com/udmusicdepartment. 
Upcoming New Music Delaware Guests:
2016-2017 Academic Year 

Dr. Patrick Long, composer/percussionist
Martin Jones, internationally renowned British pianist

2017-2018 Academic Year

Dr. Robert G. Patterson, composer
New Music Delaware
Recent New Music Delaware Guest Artist Composers, Performers and Ensembles:


             ENSEMBLES/PERFORMERS:  TechnoSonics, Scottish Voices, Network for New Music, Relâche, Vocali3e, Ian Clarke  

COMPOSERS: Joseph Vella, Ofer Ben-Amots, Joseph Schwantner, Michael Daugherty, David Lang, Michael Torke, 
Jennifer Higdon, Eric Ewazen, Patrick Long, Deborah Kavasch, N. Lincoln Hanks, Michael Lowenstern, Daniel S. Godfrey, 
Christopher Coleman, Stephan Prock, Andrew Bleckner, Robert Maggio, Paul Richards, David Finko, Bruce Mahin, 
Sebastian Currier, Pierre Jalbert, Peter Fischer, Houston Dunleavy, Judith Shatin




UD composition students and faculty with New Music Delaware guest composer, Dr. Ofer Ben-Amots.
UD faculty and staff members after the New Music Delaware concert of Dr. Ofer Ben-Amots' compositions. 
UD composition and piano students with British pianist, 
Martin Jones after his November 2016 New Music Delaware 
concert.