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Supporting the Sounds of Tomorrow

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

Final Cycle Opens July 27

City Artist Corps Grants

Application Deadlines Start August 11

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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.

    Applications Open

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    Funding Opportunity

    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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    New Music Creator Development Fund

    The New Music Creator Development Fund offers grants to individual music creators who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice in the context of the challenging circumstances created by COVID-19.

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    New Music Capacity Building Program

    This program combines financial support with professional development opportunities to aid ten NYC-based organizations.

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Highlights From Our Grantees

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Bora Yoon + Karmina Silec :: CHOREGIE Project

Multimedia choral songcycle based on recently discovered compendium of German and Bavarian fairy tales, drawing parallels w/ Asian mythology

Dance / Interdisciplinary
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Creative Music at the DIA & Beyond

Roscoe Mitchell will compose new work and will perform with A Spencer Barefield Super String Symphonica at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Performance and Events / Recording

Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP)

Native students study composition in an immersive experience, their original works premiered and recorded by professional ensembles.

Community Connections / Performance and Events

Resources and More

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Marcos Balter, Eun Lee, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Pamela Z, George E. Lewis, Courtney Bryan, Nathalie Joachim
How We Cope

How Can Artists Respond to Injustice? Thoughts from Seven Musicians

We know that music is not enough. But what does “more than music” mean?

Will Robin
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Going Digital Toolbox

Looking Out For Each Other with The Real Music Wages Database

The Real Music Wages Database is an anonymous, crowd-sourced list of real wage transactions reported by musicians.

Gelsey Bell
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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.

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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, SESAC, The Andrew W. 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 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Sony Music Group, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Wise Music Trust (Wise Family Charitable Foundation), The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The SMS Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, JAM Pedals, BMI Foundation, BMI Corporation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, 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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, SESAC, The Andrew W. 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 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Sony Music Group, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Wise Music Trust (Wise Family Charitable Foundation), The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The SMS Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, JAM Pedals, BMI Foundation, BMI Corporation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, 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.