The Center for Contemporary Composition is a distinct leader in contemporary music. With the resident Grossman Ensemble and acclaimed visiting ensembles, the Center premieres more than forty new works by emerging and established composers each year. The CCCC's Distinguished Guest Composers and Postdoctoral Researchers stimulate the ceaselessly innovative, relentlessly searching scholarly environment at the University of Chicago. 

Support from the community is critical to ensuring that the Center for Contemporary Composition remains a vital contributor to new music for years to come.

Special Thanks to our major supporters:

Carolyn (Kay) Bucksbaum
Anne McCollum, AB '96
Emmanuel Roman, MBA ‘87
Gay K. Stanek
Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust
Qun Xie and Xiaoqiang Li

View the complete list of generous supporters who help make the CCCC possible. 

CCCC Commission Club

We are committed to creating new works by a variety of composers, from senior luminaries in the field of new music to exceptional junior composers. You can help create new music and support a composer by joining the CCCC’s Commission Club. Leave a legacy in the form of music, or honor a special person or event in your life. Partner with us today by contacting!

How to give:

Tax-deductible contributions can be made online by visiting the Humanities Division donation page and selecting “Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition” from the drop-down menu.

Give by phone:
To pay by credit card, please call 1.888.UCHICAGO (1.888.824.4224).

Give by mail: 
Send your check or credit card information to:
University of Chicago Gift Administration and Business Data
5235 S. Harper Court 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

Checks should be made payable to the University of Chicago. Please mention CCCC on the check.