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10th Wave is a music ensemble based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota that brings engaging and interdisciplinary classical new music to performance spaces both inside and out of the normative setting. We believe music has the ability to create a shared experience; therefore, we are always searching for new opportunities to present programmatic concerts and perform in casual public spaces where high quality art music is welcome. Through our concerts, we strive to build a community within our audiences that breaks down the barriers of social class, race, and ethnicity to be accessible for all who come to listen.


Formed in December 2017, 10th Wave is a collective instrumental music ensemble of conservatory-trained professional musicians including but not limited to: flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, and voice. Pieces performed by 10th Wave are all composed within the last century in the classical music genre and can be categorized as modern, postmodern, electronic, indie-classical, and contemporary. 10th Wave also performs commissions and pieces written by living & local composers in Minnesota.


10th Wave has been featured in performance spaces ranging from concert halls to breweries such as: MacPhail Center for Music, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Olaf College, Schmitt Music in Brooklyn Center, Studio Z, Boom Island Brewing Co., The Red Sea Minneapolis, Black Dog Cafe, and Underground Music Cafe. 10th Wave has also been featured in music festivals in the Twin Cities such as The Stone Arch Bridge Festival and Highland Festival.  

10th Wave is a Minnesota 501c(3) non-profit organization.