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New Music Open Mic Night
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Charlotte New Music Festival invites musicians and composers to perform their music in a fun, casual setting at Crown Station! Whether it’s performing a previously written work, exploring something new and unusual, or an improvisation, sign up now and share your creativity! Sign up here:

For this year’s New Music Open Mic Night, we’re partnering with John Shaugnessy and his jazz improv night. The house band will perform a short set and then composers and performers from all over the world will be presenting new and experimental compositions in classical, improvised music, electronic music, and jazz. Admission is FREE.

Transient Canvas – Concert at Charlotte New Music Festival
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Charlotte New Music Festival is proud to present Transient Canvas, featuring premieres by the following composers on this evening: Marti Epstein, Charles Nichols, Ashby Brown, Marina Lopez, Jonathan Rome, Stephen Brown, Hannah Rice, and Katie Lee.

Transient Canvas

Praised by the Boston Globe as ‘superb’, Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have been blazing their own trail as the bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas since 2011. In that time they have premiered over 80 pieces and continue to perform across the United States and abroad. They have been presented by the Alba Music Festival (Alba, Italy), Music at the Forefront (Bowling Green, OH),  Composers, Inc. (San Francisco, CA), New Music at the Short North Stage (Columbus, OH), and Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh, PA), among others. Additionally, they have held residencies with the composition departments at Harvard, Northeastern, Brandeis, Otterbein, and Tufts Universities, the University of Georgia, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. They have two albums, Sift and Wired, both released on New Focus Recordings. Transient Canvas proudly endorses Henri Selmer Paris and Marimba One. For more information, visit 

$5 Students / $10 General Admission.


Charlotte New Music’s Mission:

To promote contemporary classical music through unique educational experiences, compelling performances, and innovative collaborations across artistic disciplines.   As of late 2016, we have proudly presented over 65 concerts full of premieres for contemporary classical music, and 11 concerts premiering new music and dance collaborations. For the 6th year in a row, we are happy to welcome composers, musicians, choreographers, and dancers from all over the world to the CNMF community!