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School of Music to host 10th Annual Festival of New Music


The Marshall University School of Music will host its 10th Annual Festival of New Music on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, featuring the music of Dr. Michael James Olson, Edwards Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Arts, festival guest composers, and Marshall University composition students.

Three festival concerts feature solos, chamber music, electro-acoustic music and film.

“The festival features premieres by artists of international caliber, and the varied program offers something for everyone,” said Dr. Mark Zanter, coordinator of composition and theory for the Marshall School of Music.

The schedule is as follows:

Concert One: Collage

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Smith Music Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus

Featuring new works by festival guests, and Marshall University Student Composers

Concert Two: MUsic Alive

12 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 1135 5th Ave.

Featuring guest artists Linda Chatterton, flute; and Maja Radovanlija, guitar.

Concert Three: Electrifest II

9 p.m. Friday, March 1, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, Pullman Square, 279 9th St.

Featuring works by PSP, Mark Zanter, Dan Dean, and Michael James Olson.

Visit for an up-to-date listing. Support for this festival was provided by Marshall University School of Music, the College of Arts and Media, MUsic Alive Concert Series and the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Arts Fund.

Contact: Jean Hardiman, University Relations Specialist, 304-696-6397,

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