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, the 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 current composition students, alumni and guest composers.
In past concerts, the 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, Steven Mackey, Joan Tower, Karel Husa, Steven Stucky, among others.
In 2008, the 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 2012-13 season features performances of chamber works by composer David Rakowski (Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition) as well as pieces by Lukas Foss, Sophia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski and Ithaca College composition student Renato Hanriot (winner of the ICCE student composition competition).