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2023 MMEA Contemporary Creators Festival

This event is open to all contemporary ensembles (popular music ensembles or modern band, guitar ensembles, percussion groups, or any ensemble that participates in contemporary music making) and any student composers who are writing music in any style or genre, using traditional or non-traditional notation. We welcome ensembles and composers to apply using the forms on the MMEA website:


Ensembles must apply by our (extended) due date of January 16 and student compositions must be submitted by February 1st. We are looking forward to sharing with the membership all of the innovative teaching and learning that is going on in Massachusetts at our Contemporary Creators Festival! Questions can be directed to Tom Westmoreland, Assistant Conference Chair, at


The conference will also have a series of Spotlight Concerts this year (formerly Casual Concerts) and those applications are also at:

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