Marshall to host Ninth Annual Festival of New Music March 1-2

The Marshall University School of Music will host its Ninth Annual Festival of New Music on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2, featuring the music of festival guest composer, Dr. Elainie Lillios, professor of music at Bowling Green State University.

The School of Music hosts the festival each year to promote new music and provide opportunities for regional, national, and international composers. Featured guest performers include the Khasma Piano Duo, Trifecta!, and West Virginia Symphony Principal Flutist Lindsey Goodman. The four-concert festival will also feature the music of 17 other composers from the United States and abroad. Offerings include solo performances, chamber music, electro-acoustic music and film.

The New Music Festival performance schedule is as follows:

Khasma Piano Duo —  a concert of new works for two pianos, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Smith Recital Hall.

MUsic Alive —  a chamber music concert featuring the music of Festival Guest Composer Elainie Lillios, performed by guest artist Lindsey Goodman, flute, and the musical trio Trifecta!

Noon Friday, March 2, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 1135 5th Ave., Huntington.

Collage One — Multi-media works by U.S. and international composers, 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Room 143 of Smith Music Hall.

Collage Two — New chamber works by Elainie Lillios, and festival composers, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Smith Recital Hall.

Support for this festival was provided by the Marshall University Department of Music, the College of Arts and Media and the MUsic Alive Concert Series. More information can be found on the Marshall University School of Music website at, or by contacting Dr. Mark Zanter, professor of music, by e-mail at

Photo: Dr. Elainie Lillios will be the guest composer at Marshall University’s Festival of New Music beginning March 1.