Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble focuses on educating audiences about contemporary classical music by presenting unique and accessible events throughout the Greater Boston and New York areas. The ensemble accomplishes this through our Four Core Goals: Perform, Collaborate, Commission, Educate.
Perform music written by living or recently deceased composers. We seek to give repeat performances to pieces to promote them and to provide the composers with performances opportunities for work of non-traditional instrumentation.
Collaborate with other musicians and artists in other disciplines. We wish to create works and performances that allow artists to experiment in mediums that are not their primary focus.
Commission new pieces by living composers, with a focus on emerging composers and marginalized voices.
Educate the community and our audiences about new music. We aim to expand our audience base past the typical contemporary-classical concert goer by educating others about what we do, why it is important, and how they can become involved.
Overall, our goal is to always compensate our artists for their work.