Comprising both faculty and students, the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble focuses on music of our time as well as classics of the 20th century. Currently under the direction of Jorge Grossmann and Jeffery Meyer, ICCE provides a uniquely formative and intense performance experience for IC students. The ensemble performs two concerts a year; its programs also include music by Ithaca College composition faculty and students, alumni, and guest composers.
In past seasons, ICCE has performed works such as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Five Pieces for Orchestra (chamber version); Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto, as well as works by Elliott Carter, Lukas Foss, Pierre Boulez, Sophia Gubaidulina, Karel Husa, Steven Stucky, among others.
In 2008, ICCE--previously known as "Kulmusik" --performed at the 20th International New Music Festival "Sound Ways" in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert took place at Glinka Hall of the Philharmonic, one of St. Petersburg's most beautiful and prestigious halls.
The 2013-14 season will focus on Latin American music and will feature chamber works by composers Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (Karel Husa Visiting Professors of Composition). ICCE will perform at the Americas Society in New York on April 14, 2014.