University of Toledo Spring Festival of New Music features guest
composers, Adam Schoenberg and Elaine Hagenberg
The University of Toledo Department of Music hosts two
outstanding guest composers for its 42nd annual Spring
Festival of New Music. The festival celebrates the music of
modern and living composers.
This year’s guests are Adam Schoenberg and Elaine
Hagenberg. Both are internationally recognized contemporary
composers. Festival concerts will feature their music and that
of other modern composers.
Twice named among the Top 10 most performed living classical
composers by orchestras in the United States, Grammy® nominated
Adam Schoenberg’s music is “invigorating” (Los Angeles Times),
and full of “mystery and sensuality” (The New York Times). His
works have received performances and premieres at the Library of
Congress, Kennedy Center, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland
Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Hollywood Bowl.
Schoenberg’s notable recordings include orchestral works
featuring the Kansas City Symphony, an arrangement of When You
Wish Upon a Star for Anne Akiko Meyers and the London Symphony
Orchestra, and a compendium including his keyboard works by
pianist Nadia Shpachenko.
choral music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (ACDA Choral
Journal). Her compositions have been performed by universities,
community choirs, schools, and church choirs throughout the
United States and abroad. Her music has been featured at
All-State festivals, national and regional American Choral
Directors Association Conferences, the National Youth Choir at
Carnegie Hall, the Melbourne International Choral Festival in
Australia, and the International Children’s Choir Festivals in
Canterbury and London. Ms. Hagenberg has over forty commissioned
works, including new music written for the American Choral
Directors Association Women's Choir Consortium, colleges and
universities, community choirs, and churches.
In addition to composing, Ms. Hagenberg has been the guest
artist and clinician for numerous conferences and festivals
including the Heartland Youth Choir Meet the Composer Festival,
the Alleluia Conference at Baylor University, the Voices Unite
Festival, the Birmingham First Composer Festival, the Savannah
Sacred Music Festival, and the In Canto Mediterrano
International Choral Festival in Milazzo, Italy.
2019 UT Spring Festival of
New Music Events Schedule:
Friday, March 15 – Chamber Concert (7 p.m.) – Free event;
Saturday, March 16 – Discussion: Finding Visual Art in Music (3
p.m.) – Free event;
Saturday, March 16 – UT High School Honor Choir (7 p.m.) – Ticketed
Sunday, March 17 – Large Ensembles Concert (3 p.m.) – Ticketed
The chamber concert will be held in the UT Center for Performing
Arts Recital Hall. The discussion will be held in the Haigh
Auditorium of the UT Center for the Visual Arts, next to the
Toledo Museum of Art. The Saturday and Sunday concerts will
be held in Doermann Theatre in University Hall. Parking is free
during each event.
Tickets to the Saturday and Sunday concerts are $10 and just $5
for students, children and seniors. Tickets and more information
are available online at
Tickets are also available at the door or by calling the CPA Box
Office at 419.530.2787.
For more detailed information about the composers, visit their