In the UT New Music Ensemble, students explore contemporary repertoire created by living composers and those of the recent past. In fact, many of the works performed by the group are composed by students.
"It's like we're giving life to something that didn't exist before," said Gerald Liu, a master's student in Viola Performance.
And a lot of the music requires innovative techniques, which helps student musicians explore their instruments in new ways.
"It's not all just new in terms of being modern and contemporary repertoire, but also new in the fact that it might expose you to some things that you haven't done before with your instrument," said Ryan Kelly, the ensemble's director.
The UT New Music Ensemble will perform for the final time this season on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:30 pm in Bates Recital Hall.