Students and faculty at MSU engage in creative work in a diversity of mediums and contexts, including acoustic and electronic music, improvisation, real-time interactive performance, video/film, installation, and instrument design.


Dance Unlikely (concerto for violin and orchestra) | Ricardo Lorenz

Ojibwe Song | Alexis Bacon 

Petals of Fire (for winds and percussion) | Zhou Tian

Concerto for Orchestra | Zhou Tian

Cyclotron (for winds and percussion) | David Biedenbender

Hub New Music | Spring 2021 Premieres Concert Series

Video Game Reel  |  Eileen Snyder (MM Composition, 2024)

made in collaboration with students in MSU GameDev Program

Video 5 (Fragments/Motion) | Edward Stumpp (DMA Composition, 2020)

Feedback (solo clarinet) | Chris Kaminski (MM Composition, 2020)

Variations for Piano | Bronwen McVeigh (BM Composition, 2017)

Ire (for baritone saxophone) | Ryan Jones (BM Composition, 2019)

Nostalgia (for flute, cello, and piano) | Charlie Han (DMA Composition, 2020)

I Find No Peace (soprano, violin, and piano) | Keaton Garrett (MM Composition, 2020)

Piano TrioHannah Boissonneault (BM Composition, 2020)

NODEKyle Landry (DMA Saxophone with studies in composition, 2018)

Ice Fields – Charlie Cooper (BM Composition, 2018)

Time Gone By (for english horn and string quartet) | Christian Kolo (BM Composition, 2018)



Undergraduate composer Megan Anderson conducts a reading of her work with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Electronic Music Workshop.
Khemia Group Photo
Student composer workshop with Khemia Ensemble.
Student composer workshop with Sandbox Percussion
Student composer workshop with Sandbox Percussion. 

Composition students in free improvisation on a Premieres concert. 

comp students with Karel Huse
Professor Ricardo Lorenz, composition students, guest composer Karel Husa, and Professor Emeritus Jere Hutcheson. 
Undergraduate composer Christian Kolo workshops his music with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Doctoral student Edward Stumpp performs a work for piano and interactive electronics.
Workshop with guest flutist Mimi Stillman and pianist Charles Abramovic
Workshop and reading with the MSU Wind Symphony and student composer Christian Kolo.
Musique 21 with conductor Kevin Noe and guest composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider with composition students following workshops of their work. 
Students perform with guest artists Crystal Mooncone.
Graduate student Sarah Palermo performs her work for bassoon, voice, and electronics.
John Adams
Professor Ricardo Lorenz with MSU composition students and John Adams at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
MSU student composers with Steven Stucky at Music NOW Festival.
Ricky Ian Gordon
MSU student composers with guest composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Professor Jere Hutcheson.
Student composers with guest composer John Corigliano.
Maslanka Masterclass
Masterclass with guest composer David Maslanka.