Student Singing

Contemporary Music Group

Student Singing

The Contemporary Music Group at the University of Tennessee at Martin is a flexible-instrumentation ensemble dedicated to performing works written since the turn of the twenty-first century. The ensemble was formed in 2015 by undergraduate student Stephen Downing, who has since served as the first student artistic director. Since its formation, the ensemble has commissioned several works from composers such as John Supko, Whitney George, Sarah Wald, and others. Student composers at the University of Tennessee at Martin frequently have their works read or performed by the Contemporary Music Group. Past repertoire includes works by Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, John Cage, Eve Beglarian, Christopher Cerrone, Dan Trueman, and many others. Dr. Michael Mathenia currently serves as the faculty advisor for the ensemble. If you have questions about auditioning for Contemporary Music Group, please contact Dr. Michael Mathenia at


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