Uncommon Ensemble (the Contemporary Music Ensemble at University of Northern Colorado)
performs music of our time, focusing on 21st-century repertoire. Through performance
of contemporary works, students experience how to better interpret contemporary notation
from graphic scores to standard notation of extended techniques, and gain confidence
in analyzing the form of contemporary works in order to create informed performances.
Students create new works for themselves and the ensemble, with the possibility of
creating community pieces that involve audience participation.