About the Festival


The Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) presents the 2016 Birmingham New Music Festival Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The three concerts of the 2016 Birmingham New Music Festival feature music by regional composers.

All events are free and open to the public!

Thursday’s concert at UAB highlights electronic music and pieces combining acoustic instruments with electronics. Composers include Birmingham Art Music Alliance founding members Monroe Golden and Holland Hopson. Also featured is area-newcomer Geni Skendo along with Timothy Gibbons and Matthew Phillips.

Friday’s concert at Samford features chamber music composed by Joel Davis, Joseph Landers, Brian C. Moon, Williams Price and Brianna Ware. Performers include pianist Anthony Pattin and saxophonists Brian Utley and John S. Moore.

Saturday’s concert at Birmingham-Southern College continues the chamber music theme with compositions by Lori Ardovino, Edward Forstman, Kenneth Kuhn, Matthew Phillips, Tom Reiner, Ron Wray.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:30 pm – Click here for details
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Hulsey Recital Hall
    950 13th Street South
    Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:30 pm – Click here for details
    Samford University
    Brock Recital Hall
    800 Lakeshore Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016, time TBD – Click here for details
    Birmingham-Southern College
    Hill Recital Hall
    900 Arkadelphia Road
    Birmingham, AL 35254

 All festival events are free and open to the public.

The Birmingham New Music Festival is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts,
and the National Endowment for the Arts.