Songs About Buildings and Moods

LIVE
8.15.21

Thirsty Ears Festival

LIVE
10.15.21

Relevant Tones Festival 2021

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FEATURED PRODUCTION
LIVE
12/4

Concept Lab:Volume XV

New York’s only works-in-progress series returns for a fifteenth volume of off the charts musical creativity.

EXPERIENCE

Explore our upcoming
festivals / concerts

We produce a variety of festivals and concerts throughout the year designed to serve our mission of bringing musical creativity to life.

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LEARN

School of music
explore our classes

The ACM School of Music teaches musical creativity along with fundamentals to students age 4 through adult in three locations in Chicago and virtually.

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Film scoring class
ABOUT

About ACM

ACM or Access Contemporary Music is a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing musical creativity to life every day. We do this through our award-winning podcast Relevant Tones, by producing concerts of music by diverse living composers, by teaching musical creativity in our ACM School of Music, through exciting multi-disciplinary festivals like Sound of Silent Film and Thirsty Ears, the Sonic Walkabout musical audio walking tours, process-based innovative collaborations like Composer Alive and digital media productions like Songs About Buildings and Moods. We commission new music for each of these programs and work with our talented musicians to bring it to life.

Get To Know Us

We commission dozens of composers every year
We produce events in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee and Mexico City
We teach musical creativity to more than 300 students

News

NEWS
  • The 350th Episode of Relevant Tones Features Shawn Okpebholo

    Our award-winning podcast Relevant Tones just released its 350th episode!  The episode features an interview with and music by composer Shawn E. Okpebholo hosted by Stephen Anthony Rawson.  Check it… Read More »The 350th Episode of Relevant Tones Features Shawn Okpebholo

    ‘Composer Alive’ Album Now Available on All Platforms

    The ‘Composer Alive’ Album Release Party is This Thursday