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Ensembles in residence and guests

Visiting ensembles

The Music Department hosts two world-leading ensembles-in-residence for performances, seminars, and student composition workshops: The renowned vocal ensemble EXAUDI and the multi-instrumental ensemble Plus Minus. The department’s in-house ensemble is the City Pierrot Ensemble, drawn from a range of leading professional performers who also teach at City. It was founded in 2017 and is led by artistic director Ian Pace.

In addition, each year we invite an international list of visiting ensembles to lead composition workshops with students, including:

We also invite composers to give masterclasses to students. These have included:

Visiting composers