Present Music is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund, which provides major financial support.
The 2019-20 concert season is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support provided by the generosity of other private foundations, corporations and individuals.
The 2019-20 Creation Project student composer program is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
Present Music has become a leader in contemporary “serious music,” racing many miles ahead of the musty… avant-garde by making thorny new music fun.
You don’t usually see robots and amplifiers at the symphony; nor are the composers usually present in the room to literally breathe life into their new orchestral arrangements.
America’s most important new-music ensemble might well be Milwaukee’s own Present Music.
“The burst of energy from the musicians sent chills up and down my spine (the good chills). When music actually gives your body an uncontrolled physical reaction like that, you know you have witnessed something special. It was a great experience.”
“Music never spoke to me before last night’s concert and it was amazing! I’m overjoyed about the next concert and learning more about music.”