Exciting news! Grammy-winning classical ensemble eighth blackbird has graciously invited Music Department students to participate in their residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago during Family Day on May 14th. Students in The Academy’s New Music Ensemble led the project, creating original compositions inspired by both the work and instrumentation of Eighth Blackbird, and the visual art of Kerry James Marshall. Four groups comprised of Academy students and members of Eighth Blackbird will perform the pieces in the MCA, surrounded by the work of the featured visual artist. Here are some pictures from their rehearsals!