Oklahoma State University


OSU Frontiers New Music Ensemble

directed by Dr. Michael Kirkendoll



Dedicated to performing the most innovative, exciting, and important works of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the Frontiers New Music Ensemble is the leading contemporary ensemble in Oklahoma.


The Frontiers New Music Ensemble annualy hosts the OSU Festival of Contemporary Music, and beginning in 2013, the OK New Music Project. These programs bring leading composers and new-music perfor.mers to Oklahoma for cutting-edge concerts, workshops, and collaborations. 





Frontiers News 


2/20/14:  The OK New Music Project continues with the OSU Frontiers New Music Ensemble performing a program entitled "Infinite Music" on March 1 at 7:30pm in the OSU Student Union Ballroom. The program includes Steve Reich's Six MarimbasI Presagi by Giacinto Scelsi, and Messiaen's monumental Quartet for the End of Time.


1/23/14:  The OK New Music Project is excited to welcome pianist Amir Khosrowpour for a recital, masterclass, and improvisation workshop January 30-31, 2014. Mr. Khosrowpour's program will consist of works by living composers (including John Adams' Phrygian Gates) as well as several improvisations. In addition, there will be a masterclass for OSU piano majors from 3:00-4:30 on Friday, January 31, followed by an improvisation workshop from 4:45-6:00. All events will be held in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall and are free and open to the public. More information about Amir can be found on his website www.amirpiano.com


10/25/13:  The OSU Festival of Contemporary Music kicks off next week! 

Monday, 10/28:  Frontiers New Music Ensemble

performing works by Rzewski, Lang, Monk, Pärt, and JacobTV

Wednesday, 10/30:  Dr. Michael Kirkendoll, piano

performing Crumb's Makrokosmos II, and music by Bruno Mantovani, David Rakowski, and Giacinto Scelsi.

Thursday, 10/31:  Mallory Turlington, soprano

performing the world premiere of Radiant Nameless by Jason Charney and Pierrot Lunaire Book 1 with the Frontiers New Music Ensemble.


8/21/13:  2013-14 Info Meeting, rm. 118


5/2/13:  OSU Frontiers New Music Ensemble performed Terry Riley's In C as the headlining act of the Rose State College Festival of Modern Music in Midwest City, OK.


4/6/13:  The OSU Frontiers New Music Ensemble collaborated with OSU art students and guest painter Yatika Fields in a live painting project in which 10 mural panels were created and inspired by a TWO HOUR live performance of Terry Riley's In C



2013-2014 OK New Music Project


• 9/6:  Samuel Adler, composer

Guest Lecturer


• 9/8:  h2 Saxophone Quartet

Guest Ensemble Concert


• Festival of Contemporary Music:  October 28-31, 2013

10/28:  Frontiers New Music Ensemble 
10/30:  Dr. Michael Kirkendoll, solo piano recital 
10/31:  Mallory Turlington, soprano masters recital
with Frontiers New Music Ensemble  
• 12/4:  Dr. Paul Barnes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Program of Premieres

• 1/30:  Amir Khosrowpour
Improvisation and Adams  
• 3/1:  Frontiers New Music Ensemble
Infinite Music:  Reich/Scelsi/Messiaen
• 4/22:  Fifth House Ensemble
Caught:  The Woods  
• 4/23:  Frontiers New Music Ensemble
Premiere Sessions