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Supporting the Sounds of Tomorrow

We envision a thriving, connected, and equitable ecosystem for new music across the United States.

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    Small Grant Fund: Portland, OR

    The Small Grant Fund is a new initiative that New Music USA is developing across different US cities and regions where we have identified opportunities for collaboration with patrons and other funders who are passionate about supporting a music community which is significant to them. The first Small Grant Fund will focus on Portland, Oregon.

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    Due September 27, 2022
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    Next Jazz Legacy

    Next Jazz Legacy is a new national apprenticeship program for women and non-binary improvisers in jazz, with the intersection of gender and race as a guiding principle.

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    Due October 17, 2022
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    Funding Opportunity

    Reel Change Film Fund

    Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition.

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    Amplifying Voices

    Amplifying Voices fosters collaboration and collective action between US orchestras and composers toward racial and gender equality in classical music.

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Brian Raphael Nabors

Through the Amplifying Voices program, the Berkeley Symphony, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, ROCO, and Seattle Symphony are proud to co-commission composer Brian Raphael Nabors.

Amplifying Voices

Celebrating 50 Years of the Rothko Chapel

Celebrating Rothko Chapel's 50th Anniversary

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Jazz Passengers Music Projects, Inc.

The New Music Capacity Building Program, made possible by The New York Community Trust, is designed for a diverse cohort of small-sized groups committed to presenting, performing, or promoting new music by living music creators on a regular basis.

New Music Capacity Building

Our Funding Partners

Support for New Music USA and its many programs and activities is provided by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and hundreds of individual contributors.

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Support for New Music USA is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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New Music USA is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, SESAC, Mellon Foundation, the Sphinx Venture Fund, The New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc., with additional annual or project support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Loud Hound Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Amazon Studios, Spitfire Audio, Native Instruments, Steinberg, and many individuals. New Music USA acknowledges and is grateful for the support of its endowment donors, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Fidelity Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

Support for New Music USA is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music USA is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, SESAC, Mellon Foundation, the Sphinx Venture Fund, The New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc., with additional annual or project support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Loud Hound Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Amazon Studios, Spitfire Audio, Native Instruments, Steinberg, and many individuals. New Music USA acknowledges and is grateful for the support of its endowment donors, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Fidelity Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.