Musicians

Thomas Aber, a founding member of newEar, is also the bass clarinetist with the Omaha Symphony. His studies of the bass clarinet took him to the Juilliard School and then to the Netherlands, where...

Anne-Marie Brown graduated from Northwestern University and Manhattan School of Music, where she received her master’s degree as a student of Glenn Dicterow. Ms. Brown then joined the New World...

Steven D. Davis is director of bands and wind ensembles, associate professor of conducting, Conservatory large ensembles chair, and conductor of the Conservatory Wind Symphony at the UMKC...

Jan Faidley holds a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and has won prizes in saxophone, chamber music and music history and literature from the Conservatoire...

Lawrence Figg received his bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and was a semi-finalist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986. He lived in Paris for five years doing...

Tomoko Iguchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. At the age of seven, she started taking violin lessons in Mexico City while her family lived there for three years. After her family returned to Japan, she...

"Lackey has orchestrated an emotionally moving, multimedia work called Ritual of the Body Electric."

Mark Lowry enjoys the variety of life as a percussionist.  As an orchestral musician, he has over 25 years experience with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and Lyric Opera of...

David D. McIntire was born in upstate New York and has had some training on the clarinet. Weekly exposure to Protestant hymnody and playing in a small town band were experiences that provided his...

Robert Pherigo makes music as a composer, pianist, tenor and conductor. He is very pleased to have been named the 2010 - 2011 Missouri Composer Laureate. A native of Kansas City, Robert attended...

In addition to performing with newEar, Lyra Pringle Pherigo enjoys playing with the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra.  She appears frequently as a soloist playing...

Ingrid Stölzel (b.1971) is a composer whose music is being performed across the United States, Canada and Europe. She has written for ensembles such as newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, NOISE...

newEar Music

newEar, now in its 20th Season, is a professional music ensemble featuring the music of today's composers. newEar's music can be difficult to classify because composers write in ALL styles -- from a traditional piano trio to a work for solo instrument and electronics. newEar concerts often feature a visual or cross-cultural element that blurs the boundaries of classical, rock, jazz, world music and the avant-garde. Other artistic disciplines are often part of newEar performances -- you may see dance, visual arts or theatre in the mix. We invite you to attend a newEar concert! You will see and hear a handful of highly trained musicians interpreting music, most written within the last 10 years—and frequently performed in public for the very first time EVER. newEar's concerts may be challenging to categorize: they are truly on the eclectic and cutting-edge creative trends of the 21st century.