Brad Lubman, Director
The Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble has been under the direction of Brad Lubman since 1997. Since that time, the ensemble consistently performs a diverse variety of music by many composers of our time, including Augusta Read Thomas, Olga Neuwirth, John Adams, George Lewis, Chaya Czernowin, Sarah Nemtsov, Daniel Kidane, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Wolfgang Rihm, Hilda Paredes, Julia Wolfe, Georg Friedrich Haas, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Oliver Knussen, and Alvin Singleton, to name only a small sample list of composers. In addition to developing ensemble skills and knowledge of the music of our time, we aim to foster the deepest possible sense of open-mindedness to as many composers of our time as possible. Former students from Musica Nova have gone on to become members of some of the most important professional ensembles, like the JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, the MIVOS Quartet, and Ensemble Signal.