Center for 21st Century Music

Center for 21st Century Music

Photo by Irene Haupt

For fifty years, the Music Department at the University at Buffalo has maintained and nurtured a commitment to creative and performing artists at the forefront of contemporary music. The Center for 21st Century Music, founded and directed by composer David Felder in 2006, is built on this legacy, featuring the internationally renowned "June in Buffalo" festival, the Slee Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra concert series, and the Wednesday Series of performances, lecture presentations, and workshops. The Center for 21st Century Music is dedicated to the creation and production of new work upholding the highest artistic standards of excellence while simultaneously fostering a complementary atmosphere of creative investigation.


David Felder, artistic director
J.T. Rinker, managing director
Eileen Felder, grant writer
Sharon Mok, piano and keyboard technician
Chris Jacobs, technology, sound reinforcement, and recording
Phil Rehard, concert hall production
Dusti Dean, financial officer
Rick Scott, editor, edge of the center blog
Ethan Hayden, website manager


For general info, contact J.T. Rinker, managing director:

phone: (716) 645-0624
fax: (716) 645-3824

Center for 21st Century Music

Photo by Irene Haupt

Wednesday Lecture Series

The Visiting Lecture Series invites renowned composers, performers and scholars to the University at Buffalo to present, perform, lecture and hold workshops on a variety of contemporary music topics throughout the academic year.

Ensemble Son and Either/Or

Contemporary Music Ensembles
Ensemble Residency
September 30 - October 4:
Composer Workshop

Wilhem Latchoumia and Franck Bedrossian

Visiting Pianist/Visiting Composer
October 16-17, 2013
Composer Masterclass

Lecture and concert produced by GRAME, national center for new music (Lyon - France), with the support of FACE (French-American Fund for Contemporary Music).


Arditti Quartet

Contemporary Music Ensemble
Ensemble Residency
March 19, 2014

Third Coast Percussion

Contemporary Music Ensemble
Ensemble Residency
March 24-25, 2014

Roger Reynolds

Visiting Composer, UC San Diego
Composer Residency
April 7-9 2014

Center for 21st Century Music

Helmut Lachenmann, photo by Irene Haupt