New Music Creator Fund

The Creator Fund offers grants to individual music creators working in any genre who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice.


New Music Creator Fund

The Creator Fund offers grants to individual music creators working in any genre who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice.

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Support for New Music USA and its many programs and activities is provided by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and hundreds of individual contributors. The Creator Fund is funded in part by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, BMI Foundation, Inc., Cheswatyr Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Grants to artists in New York are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and with public funds form the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

New Music USA acknowledges and is grateful for the support of its endowment donors, including the 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.

(Pictured above: Kayla Briët,  photo by Jess X. Snow)

The 2024 notifications were sent to applicants between April 16 and April 30th, 2024 from [email protected] with the subject line “New Music Creator Fund Application Decision.”  


The New Music Creator Fund offers grants to individual music creators working in any genre who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice. The program supports costs that relate to collaboration with other artists and practitioners. Our aim is to enable music creators to take the lead in the development of new and existing ideas and projects. We support and represent a broad range of individuals across the country and musical spectrum.

This year, we have made some minor changes to the Creator Fund to streamline our application process. This means that the application review will be split into two stages, the first stage being solely an artistic review of applicants’ music samples and the second stage review involving the full application.

To be more transparent in separating out New York-based funding, applicants will be asked to identify their location by selecting either the Creator Fund New York or Creator Fund National strands of this program.

Review the Creator Fund FAQ here. 

Program Priorities

We aim to support and represent a broad range of individuals across the country and musical spectrum. We expect the applicant pool to be very diverse in terms of genres and music styles. Our commitment to an equitable ecosystem for new music means that we are particularly interested in receiving proposals from BIPOC and other under-represented artists, and in accordance with our definition of new music, “anyone who is influencing the future of music creation and sound.”

Given the large volume of applications, our process will prioritize the following in making determinations: 

  • Artistic quality, ability, and skill in creating or performing music 
    • Projects that display originality of sound, music, and artistry, shaping the future of music creation and sound.  
    • Music creators who have evidence of experience making music professionally and are engaged in music on a professional level. Generally we do not support students. 
    • Projects that involve artistic growth or stretch, creativity, and innovation 
  • Projects with the most potential to have a significant impact on creative practice. We are interested in hearing how this project will help provide a breakthrough or help you advance in your career. 
  • Projects involving new collaborations, which are in progress and will be developed in roughly the next year 
  • Projects that do not already have funding or have limited funding.  We are interested in hearing why funding for the project is needed now, and the urgency for support. 

What the program supports:  

Applicants will be able to seek support for a variety of activities which may form part of their collaboration. Applications must be led by music creators and can involve creative collaborators from any discipline. We are open to hearing from you about the support you need to initiate or sustain collaboration with other artists and to help you keep creating.   

If awarded, the funds could be used in many ways. We envision that costs incurred through your collaborative work may include: 

  • Support for the time you need to create new material and initiate new collaborations with your proposed artist(s) 
  • Creation fees for a work in progress that does not have additional support 
  • Performer or other collaborator fees 
  • Project specific equipment 
  • Recording costs 
  • PR/marketing 
  • Technical assistance/skills building  
  • Support for digital presentation/creation of music videos 
  • Workshopping 
  • Joint R&D (research and development) into new project ideas
  • Other costs you consider to be essential e.g. childcare for yourself or a collaborating artist 

What the program does not support:  

  • Benefits or fundraisers
  • Competition Fees
  • Projects that are already 100% funded
  • Projects that have already been completed
  • Funds for international collaborators  


We plan to make a total of 50 to 60 awards of up to $5,000 each (with the average grant being $3,000) with funding from New Music USA’s endowment and annual funders. 

Creator Fund New York 

This strand is open to artists who live in New York state only. Approximately 40 to 45% of our funding for individual creators will be allotted and we anticipate awarding roughly 24 to 25 artists in this strand.   

Creator Fund National 

This strand is open to artists living outside of New York state including US territories. Approximately 55 to 60% of our funding for individual creators will be allotted and we anticipate awarding roughly 33 to 36 artists in this strand. 

Funding transparency  

Both the New Music Creator Fund and the New Music Organization Fund are made possible by the generous funders who either donated to our endowment or generously donate to New Music USA annually. Some of these funders had or have specific requests regarding the kinds of work we support because of their geographical location or specific area of interest. We are providing the facts and figures below so that all applicants have a better insight into these restrictions, which influence the applications our advisors select. Please note that applications may cover a number of the categories listed below; others may not fit with any. 

  • Award rates are generally between 5% and 10% of the overall applicant pool (this means we support around 1/10 of the applications we receive each year) 
    • Roughly 25% of the applications we fund must include the creation of new work (e.g. commissions and facilitation of brand-new pieces of music) 
    • Roughly 25% of the applications we award must include creation or programming of live music for dance (creation, performance, choreographer, and dancer fees) 
  • Geographical restrictions are as follows: 
    • 54% of our grants budget is available without geographical restriction  
    • 37% is restricted to New York City based artists/organizations 
    • 7% is restricted to New York State based artists/organizations 
    • 2% is restricted to California Bay Area based artists/organizations

Equity and Inclusion  

New Music USA is committed to inclusive and equitable treatment across all of our activities. We serve a diverse community of applicants and grantees and we welcome the unique contributions that all artists bring in terms of their education, opinions, religion, culture, music style, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, dis/ability, sexual orientation, languages spoken, religious beliefs, and geography. We encourage applications from all people including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with dis/abilities.  

Past awardees 

Read the full announcement on the 2023 Creator Development Fund awardees here, and discover their work on their profiles below and on the Spotify Playlist  & YouTube Playlist 

2023 Creator Fund Grantees

Akenya Seymour

Chicago, IL

Moon in the 4th is a sonically eclectic and deeply personal work that explores the nuance of identity, spirituality, esotericism, and love.

Alphonso Horne

Bronx, NY

THE OSCAR MICHEAUX PROJECT is an original jazz / musical theater crossover project. It is inspired by research into the life of the first major African-American film director, writer and producer, Oscar Micheaux, who lived from 1884-1951. The project aims both to honor Micheaux’s legacy and critically examine the context in which his work was created.

Arson Fahim

Newton Highlands, MA

Writing and recording of a piece for Piano, Tabla, and the national instrument of Afghanistan, the Rubab.

Asuka Kakitani

Northfield, MN

Japanese-born, Minnesota-based composer Asuka Kakitani will collaborate with Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based singer Tammy Scheffer to compose and record a 20-minute electroacoustic solo voice piece using excerpts from the 1001 original Japanese text, Makura no Soshi (The Pillow Book) by Seisyonagon.

Austin Yip

San Jose, CA

"The Dialects" researches on the Cantonese speaking communities of San Francisco Chinatown and Chicago Chinatown, where field recordings will be used as source materials to compose a new work for violin and electronics.

Avram Fefer

Brooklyn, NY

Avram Fefer is a New York-based composer, improviser, bandleader and player of multiple woodwinds. As a jazz musician son of a Jewish immigrant born in a Siberian labor camp, much of his work involves reconciling cultural influences, and his own jazz groups often reflect a wide global perspective.

Badie Khaleghian

Houston, Texas

"The Sounds of Freedom" project will commission eight new compositions—four by Iranian composers in North America and four by composers in Iran—that will premiere at an Asia Society Texas Center event in January 2024.

Berta Moreno

New York, NY

“La Troupe” is a new jazz quartet composition blending contemporary jazz, world music, and Afro-Latin elements with effects and loops. The piece, written in collaboration with Maksim Perepelica, explores the concept of identity and the struggle of being yourself in a world that fears and rejects those who are “different.”

Braxton Taylor

Bushwick, NY

Field Service documents our DIY approach to organizing underground events in Summer of 2021, that celebrates culture on the ground floor.

Carla Kihlstedt

Woods Hole, MA

X AMENDMENTS is an immersive improvised musical structure for an orchestra of electric guitarists/bassists, a vocalist, and an ambisonic audio engineer, using The Bill of Rights as its text. It is an experiment in individual and collective freedom, an exploration of rights, agency, responsibilities and restrictions.

Cary L. Morin

Fort Collins, CO

A collection of songs inspired by the famous Western painter Charlie Russell, and my life in Great Falls, Montana. “ Cary has created a body of work that goes far beyond what he set out to achieve, through the songs, I was able to visualize these unseen paintings with uncanny clarity and feel the powerful emotions that would surely be inspired were I to see Mr. Russell’s paintings firsthand.”

Charles Burnham

Brooklyn, NY

Pitch Rhythm Consciousness will record a song cycle the lyrics of which will be drawn from sutras, psalms and scriptures.

Coco Elysses

Chicago, IL

Book of Elysses, an Afro-futuristic work, spoken through the voice of an ancestor weaves the individualized and collective karma of her family's lineage though voice and sound. This interdisciplinary work is experimental in nature and is part of a larger cross genre work.

Coco Peila

Brooklyn, NY

The project is filming, editing, and releasing a music video for the reproductive justice anthem ‘I Am Jane Roe’. The goal is to create a visual motion picture component that will help raise awareness, empower, and engage our community and key stakeholders around abortion access, reproductive justice, and the U.S. Supreme Court's recent overturning of the landmark ruling Roe v. Wade.

Colin McLaughlin

Saint Louis, MO

Northview is a new musical by Colin McLaughlin about people power, solidarity, and hope for change. A collaboration between some of the most accomplished theater makers and jazz musicians in St. Louis, this new work would not have been possible without the New Music Creator Fund.

DaEun Jung

Los Angeles, CA

Norri is an interdisciplinary group dance project that interlaces Korean folk dance steps, gestural movements, pansori (Korean folk opera) singing, odd meter rhythms, microtonal tunes, and electronic beats in a playful structure.

Danielle Jones – Tylynn

Omaha, NE

"You don't know the 1/2" is a nine song album detailing the journey of a young woman who learned to overcome obstacles she was faced with growing up in inner cities, triumphing over the trauma and using those lessons to inspire others.

David Leon

Brooklyn, NY

Led by saxophonist-composer, David Leon, and trumpeter-composer, Adam O’Farrill, Locomotive is a double trio of winds, guitars, and hand percussion creating an experimental sound rooted in a mix of folkloric musical traditions.

Edisa Weeks

Brooklyn, NY

3 RITES: Life is an interactive performance that integrates music by LaFrae Sci, choreography by Edisa Weeks, a game show with audience contestants, and an immersive installation of plastic to question America’s dependence on fossil fuels and ask how we can be better stewards of the earth.

Ehsan Matoori

Sherman Oaks, CA

The Bright Voices is written based on the heartbreaking stories of women refugees; why they are forced to leave their homelands and what happens to them during this unbearable journey. The Bright Voices follows the tragic stories of two women refugees who lose their lives. Composed by: Ehsan Matoori Vocals: Maliheh Moradi, Mina Deris

Elisa Harkins and Kalyn Fay

Tulsa, OK

"Rugged Boy" is a genre-blending electronic/country Cherokee language song by Elisa Harkins and Kalyn Fay that highlights Indigenous language and culture.

Emily Pinkerton

Albany, NY

“Ephemera Ballads” is a chamber-folk song cycle that reimagines 18th and 19th century broadside ballads. Songwriter Emily Pinkerton will partner with fivebyfive chamber music to craft original songs in folk verse that explore bodily autonomy and gender equity.

Eric Kennedy

Baltimore, MD

For Lisa, will be an original composition and music tribute in honor of my late wife and dear friend, Lisa Weems Kennedy.

Eunmi Ko

Tampa, FL

Meaning quiet, soft, and indistinct, MUTED is an interdisciplinary and autobiographical project by pianist Eunmi Ko who delves into her identity as an Asian woman –who is muted–and a professional musician by performing three solo piano works that extensively use the muting technique and theatrical effects.

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

Bronx, NY

Members of People of Earth will collaborate to compose a 50 minute suite for 13 member timba band and string quartet.

Garrett Arney

Seattle, WA

A marimba solo from Juri Seo, potentially inspired by piano works with multiple, short, movements. Piece to be composed through some element of collaboration.

Jacinta Clusellas

Brooklyn, NY

AZUL is a Latin American bilingual musical about artistry and the immigrant experience.

Jake Charkey

Brooklyn, NY

Rasika is a collection of music that explores hybridity, the overlapping spaces between Western music and Indian music, points of tension or commonality, and new ways of using Indian techniques and musical grammar.

John Hodian

Saugerties, NY

“Songs from a Stranger” is a new collaborative project between John Hodian and several leading musical figures in the Armenian-American diaspora community to create, record and perform new work that embraces Armenian folk and spiritual music, new classical music, improvisation, jazz, and new technology.

Jonathan Suazo

Quincy, MA

RICANO is an Afro-Caribbean experience that presents themes of exploration, fusion, integration, community, and self-acceptance. The project shares and celebrates the coexistence of Afro Puerto Rican and Afro Dominican styles of music by bringing the audience into a cross cultural fusion container of Suazo's roots and many musical influences. Both of these traditions are beautiful in every way, they contain uplifting chants, captivating lyrics, as well as dance and improvisational elements that are deeply connected to the unique ancestry of each island (Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic).

Jordan Bak

Winston Salem, NC

"stillness echoing" by renowned composer Jeffrey Mumford is a new music character piece for viola and harp, inspired by natural elements such as cloud imagery and gradations of light, and exploring the unique registral and timbral relationships of both instruments.

Jordan Munson

Indianapolis, IN

Residuals is a concert-length work for solo voice, amplified pipe organ quartet, live electronics, and interactive lighting that explores our complex relationship to breath in a post-pandemic world.

Josh Evans

Jersey City, NJ

I've always envisioned a trumpet duo book/playalong cd that is at a higher level musically and harmonically then what currently exists. The two best things about this book/playalong is that Theljon and I are writing our parts, so it's basically lessons in our style/harmony.

Juana Luna

Brooklyn, NY

Songs about travelers, about taking chances. Songs that look like old photos and sound like another time. Songs about immigrants; about you and me.

Judd Greenstein

Gill, MA

“Where do you like to go?” is a collaboration between composer Judd Greenstein, Classical Uprising, and the families of Reiche Elementary School that uses the title’s question as a writing prompt to explore place, identity, and the future of Maine.

Julie Herndon

Los Osos, CA

Julie Herndon and [Switch~ Ensemble] collaborate on a new piece exploring modes of tactile interaction and embodied intelligence.

Julien-Alexandrre Yves Guichard – Jimi Lucid

Glendale, NY

Jimi is a Trans Non-Binary musician based in NYC, As Jimi Lucid is creating genre bending music pulling from Rock, Drum and bass, and Electronic music.

Kal Sugatski

Portland, ME

Kal Sugatski presents Vigorous Tenderness, an immersive outdoor fall equinox concert in Maine with six ensembles nestled into the landscape and featuring a new work in collaboration with the Burnurwurbskek Singers, a Maine-based indigenous drumming group.

Kayla Briët

Cypress, CA

「追憶:catching memory」 is a multi-movement piece composed by Kayla Briët exploring the rupturing, re-retrieval, and re-weaving of memory as an act of hope. Created in collaboration with artists Denzel Boyd and Anissa Amalia.

Kian Ravaei

Bloomington, IN

This collaboration between composer Kian Ravaei and choreographer Annie Kahane is a suite of four dances for solo violinist and solo dancer that responds to seasonal rituals from our respective Persian and Jewish cultures.

Lea Bertucci

Kingston, NY

My Words Came Out Slow and Odd is a new text-based composition for voice, electronics and instruments by Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci.

Leyla McCalla

New Orleans, LA

Found in Translation: The Classical Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus, Interpreted by Marc Ribot and Leyla McCalla

Lisa DeSpain

Jackson Heights, NY

The Albany Garbage Wars: The Opera. In 1908, the city of Berkley, California had a problem; a plague, rats, and lots of garbage. Their solution? To turn Albany, a small neighboring town into a garbage dump. This is the true story of how the women of Albany took up arms, and babes in arms, to save their community.

Lou Carrig

New Orleans, LA

Vocalist/accordionist Lou Carrig of Blato Zlato will be collaborating with Grammy-award winning composer Willa Roberts to compose and arrange a cycle of songs inspired by both traditional lyrical songs of the Balkans.

Lyndon Harewood

Jersey City, NJ

Gengis Don & The Empire blend elements of jazz, R&B, Hip Hop & Afrobeat, to create a unique sound cemented in groove!

Marion T Hayden

Highland Park, MI

A collaborative project, creating and recording original music by bassist/ composer Marion Hayden with poetry by author Melba Joyce Boyd, in response to a sculptural work by artist M. Saffell Gardner, entitled Gateway to Black Eden, which is dedicated to the Black resort town of Idlewild, Michigan.

Megan Conley

Honolulu, HI

‘The Queen’s Songbook for Harp’ is a project to commission five Hawaii-based composers, each of whom will arrange two songs by Queen Lili’uokalani. These arrangements will be performed and recorded by harpist Megan Conley, making the music and legacy of this beloved Hawaiian monarch more widely known and accessible.

Melinda Faylor

Forest Hills, NY

Composer/pianist Melinda Faylor brings to life Christina Newhard's Sari-Sari Storybooks, a stunning collection of children's tales from across the Philippines, through the use of live actors and an electro-acoustic soundscape featuring extended piano techniques as well as sounds local to the regions of the Philippines in which these stories take place.

Nala Duma – Lamb

Brooklyn, NY

Lamb's major stage debut — co-directed by Ava Elizabeth Novak — follows five characters who encounter a mysterious portal door while living on an unnamed cape in the southernmost region of early 16th century Africa.

Mai Khôi

Pittsburgh, PA

“Bad Activist” is Mai Khôi’s multimedia autobiography—a stage show that combines original music, projections, archival footage, and storytelling to interrogate the relationship between art and activism.

Rod Wallace

Farmington Hills, MI

Social Studies: A Music Project For Black Male Educators is constructed by African-American teachers and school administrators to share their experiences and dreams in the hopes of recruiting the next generation of great Black educators.

Ryan Cohan

Chicago, IL

Composed by pianist Ryan Cohan, Brothers Beyond Borders is a new project dynamically integrating jazz, Arabic and Western European impressionistic music featuring a collaboration with oudist Ronnie Malley.

Shamiqua Wilson

Staten Island, NY

With a focus on self-discovery and empowerment, this project delves into themes of identity, sorrow, and mysticism and through a combination of personal experiences and storytelling, this project aims to inspire listeners to embrace their true selves and celebrate their unique identities.

Sirintip Phasuk

New York, NY

"Mycelium" is a research and creation project resulting in a 90-minute original interdisciplinary musical suite. With interactive visuals, dancers, and a 12-piece ensemble, the goal is healing the audience from climate despair and inspiring sustainable action through a scientifically informed experience where microorganisms show us how we’re interconnected.

Sonny Mehta

Friendswood, TX

Collaborative recordings between two Houston groups, Riyaaz Qawwali and Jones Family Singers, who represent Qawwali and Gospel music. Interfaith collaborations through music will allow the recordings to explore Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.

Taína Asili

Albany, NY

An ode to Mother Earth and a plea for climate justice, "One Mother" weaves material from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Stabat Mater into dynamic new songs composed and performed by Taína Asili and arranged for chamber orchestra by Aaron Grad.

Tracy Yang

Elmhurst, NY

Tracy’s debut album "OR" is a jazz odyssey, tracing her decade-long evolution from aspiring to work as an Operating Room professional to finding a calling as a jazz composer. Featuring a 17-piece orchestra, it reimagines her dreams, passions, and cultural identity.

Trey Makler

Sacramento, CA

Waiting Rooms is a walk-through music theater piece that considers the AIDS crisis and its current state through the perspective of survivors, archival documents, and community contributed materials.

Whitney George

Brooklyn, NY

IN THE THROES OF DEATH is a live presentation of HOME, AXEMAN, and PAPER DAUGHTER: three 30-minute, pandemic themed cautionary tales. Illuminated with music, immersive theater, and puppetry, composer and librettist team George & Goodwin are interested in retelling a past that is relevant to current day audiences who are living in the wake of post-pandemic life.

Yuhan Su

Brooklyn, NY

A film project combining Dance, Poetry, Visual Arts for an original composition by Jazz Vibraphonist Yuhan Su

2022 Creator Development Fund Grantees

Abraham Brody – EYIBRA

Brooklyn, NY

Music for MUXX, an EP of music written and produced by EYIBRA and NNUX for their performance piece 'Bigiridiribela' in collaboration with artists Lukas Avendaño and Oswaldo Erreve, which will premiere in September 2022 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Adam Levin

Ashland, MA

Duo Mantar, comprised of Israeli mandolinist Jacob Reuven and American classical guitarist Adam Levin, commissioned Israeli composer Ziv Cojocaro to compose a double concerto for mandolin, guitar, and orchestra to be premiered and recorded at the Israeli Music Festival in late September 2022.

AhSa-Ti Nu Tyehimba-Ford

Oakland, CA

AhSa-Ti Nu in collaboration with Latriece Love-Goodlett will work to create music that will give voice to women of color who are extremely marginalized, overwhelmed, overworked, and overlooked.

Alaina Ferris

Brooklyn, NY

Simone de Beauvoir at the Museum is a fantastical and absurd chamber opera that follows the story of Evelyn, an aspiring writer from Brooklyn struggling with PTSD and her life as an artist, after she accidentally summons a feminist vampire named Gustave while visiting the Musée D’Orsay in Paris.

Alex Peh

New Paltz, NY

Burmese Sandaya Piano is a multi-modal ethnographic film and live performance that explores parallel piano worlds from around the globe, featuring Burmese Sandaya piano, Persian piano, and Greek Laiko styles.

Alexis Cuadrado

Brooklyn, NY

Midwood Movie Film Score. The first movie studio in the US was built in, what is today, a predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn. Midwood Movie (directed by Melissa Friedling with music by Cuadrado) is an experimental documentary that explores the historical layers of this continuously repurposed site, unearthing the anti-Semitism and racism of one of the studio’s co-founders which reverberates uneasily here.

Alysia Lee

Baltimore, MD

A new choral work that integrates the perspectives of young people, models mutual transformative artistic collaboration, and explores youth-led approaches for action and allyship in support of environmental justice.

Amir ElSaffar

Brooklyn, NY

A multi-media creation featuring electro-acoustic music by Amir ElSaffar on trumpet, voice, santur, and modular synthesizer accompanied by animated oscillographic visual art created by musician, producer, filmmaker, and visual artist Devin Greenwood.

Andrew Algire

Valley Cottage, NY

Recording of three compositions by Andy Algire for the group Sound Bridges.

Arthur Flowers

Syracuse, NY

A Modest Exhortation is a satirically flavored prophetic warning about threats to the American experiment of democracy in coming elections in these uniquely challenging times.

Ashni Dave

Brooklyn, NY

This project explores what we inherit through generations of women before us: shame and trauma responses, how they’re stored in the body, and how they’re met with resilience - to reflect on and heal generational pain and to uncover resources.

Billy Dean Thomas

Boston, MA

My new work in collaboration with MICHIYAYA Dance is a reclamation of intimacy that processes how a group of queer nonbinary folx and femmes take ownership of their sensuality without societal pressures and stigmas placed onto our bodies.

Bobby Ge

Baltimore, MD

Nanjing West Road is a new 20 min. work for soprano, chamber ensemble, and electronics that themes of memory, loss, and Westernization in 21st century Shanghai through the blurred lens of a lost friendship.

Borahm Chay

New York, NY

Ritual of Le Sac is a story telling music of our journey - it is an attempt to remember our very first life stage in uterus, and the journey of shifting from water to air when we come out of mother's womb.

Brandon Rolle

Los Angeles, CA

Glitch Portraiture is an immersive new electroacoustic chamber concerto for violinist Mari Kimura, featuring her original interactive performance-sensor technology, MUGIC®.

Brian Nelson

Houston, TX

Big Chief Brian Harrison Nelson presents “Nouveau Bounce” is an innovative project that merges ancient West African song forms and percussive rhythms of the Mardi Gras Indian(MGI) tradition with the contemporary rhythms and beats of New Orleans Bounce and Hip Hop with a touch of New Orleans Jazz, R&B, and African Afrobeat music.

Carmina Escobar

Los Angeles, CA

Carmina Escobar and Ron Athey roame the vocality of the mystical body and landscape in a trilogy of ritual vocal recordings exploring the transcendental landscapes in California rich ecology.

Caroline Cabading

San Francisco, CA

Sugilanon is a filmed Filipino-American epic poem inspired by the Kalinga epic, “di Ullaim” and featuring a suite of original music and verse compositions that fuse jazz with indigenous pre-colonial Philippine musical motifs, instrumentation and dance as it follows four generations of a San Francisco family’s heroic history from 1904-2005.

Carter Hogan

Austin, TX

"Creekbed Carter" is a self-titled album about saints, grief, rural Oregon, trans joy, and laughing at the edge of the end of the world.

Cecilia Kang

Baton Rouge, LA

The mission of Project H2 is to bring awareness and encourage dialogue on contemporary social issues that promote human connection and acceptance by commissioning chamber works inspired by global diasporas.

Chari Glogovac-Smith

Seattle, WA

Indeterminate Bodies, a sound, movement, and technology project, explores the concept of embodiment through experimental soundscapes and performance.

Chelsea Randall

Brooklyn, NY

A performance and commissioning project in collaboration with kora player Malang Jobarteh, which will explore the interrelationship between West African kora music and classical piano repertoire from the 20th century to the present. The concert will feature a newly commissioned piece for piano and kora reflecting on this juxtaposition, by Jobarteh.

Christopher Nicholas

Oakland, CA

Nicholas is commissioning composer pianist, JooWan Kim and Edward James (aka Sandman) to write music and rap lyrics for a new work called Parangsae 파랑새 (meaning “Blue Bird”). It’s an ambitious work that samples hip-hop, classical, and a Korean folk song, Parangsae, which originated from Donghak Peasant Revolution of 1849, Korea. It will premiere as part of the Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience at Asian Art Museum in collaboration with SF Arts Commission on Nov 10, 2022.

Clara Latham

Brooklyn, NY

Betty the Mom is the second installment in a series that radically imagines the lives of historical women who were also mothers.

Concetta Abbate

Glendale, NY

A 45 minute Narrative Chamber Suite depicting the story an underwater shadow ghost. Highlighting themes of catharsis and trauma the music follows the life cycle of a tortured creature emerging from the deep sea. Written by Concetta Abbate for 10 piece orchestra.

Damon Davis

St. Louis, MO

Ligeia Mare is a sci-fi electronic fantasy opera written and composed by Davis. It tells the story of Cosmo, an awkward adolescent who can astral project while dreaming. Ultimately it is a story that explores how myths can be doorways to reclaiming our identity.

Daniel Corral

South Pasadena, CA

Composer Daniel Corral, director Alexander Gedeon, and choreographer DaEun Jung will collaborate on a new dance opera.

Danny Degene

Seattle, WA

DONNA DESTROYA is a collaboration between three queer and BIPOC artists- Danny Denial, Nicolle Swims of Black Ends, and R.J. Crow, a multi-media project that combines music with comics to tell a coming-of-story that touches on race, sexuality, religion, gender identity and drag. The project aims to release the illustrations and music alongside one another in 2022, championing black queer voices from black queer artists in a way the community hasn't seen before.

David Fiuczynski

Redding, CT

Screaming Headless West African MicroJamz!....:Exploring heritage through music and dance, the Screaming Headless Torsos will embark on a musical journey backwards and forwards in time by engaging with traditional percussionist and dancer Joh Camara from Mali.

Edem K. Garro

Omaha, NE

African Body, Soul & Movement, surrounds the topic of ’Sound'. The way sound has influenced and shaped humanity, and the way it will continue to do so until humanity’s end.

Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Atlanta, GA

Estrelas for solo harp will be composed by Clarice Assad and performed by harpist Remy Johnson, accompanied by visuals created by Xuan. The project illuminates and celebrates the roles of women in astrophysics by using archival images of the “computers” at Harvard Observatory and modern-day research of astroparticle physicist Dr. Angela Olinto.

Emily Koh

Norcross, GA

Koh (composer), Mo Zhou (stage director), and Guerilla Opera (producer) are creating and developing a new chamber opera titled HER|alive.un.dead, a surrealist family drama about three generations of Chinese women who are immigrants to the US. The NMUSA grant will allow us to workshop HER|alive.un.dead (focusing on the technology-heavy scenes in the Afterlife) over one week this summer. We will have musical workshops, and technical workshops throughout the week to experiment with technology needed for video mapping, live information capture and real-time visual manipulations, and end the week with a fully-staged performance of the scenes in the Afterlife for an audience-creator feedback session.

Erika Dohi

New York, NY

'Myth of Tomorrow' is the second installment of Erika Dohi's debut album 'I, Castorpollux', released in May 2021 under label 37d03d. Based on the Japanese artist Taro Okamoto's mural of the same name, 'Myth of Tomorrow’ will feature compositions by Dohi, and will be produced by composer William Brittelle.

Everett Reid

Detroit, MI

‘888’ is a journey through kinetic compositions, highlighting the performance and sonic identity of the Nova Portals — a touchless instrument designed by Nova Zaii — as well as the ethereal contributions from a host of visionary artists.

Frances White

Princeton, NJ

Upon Reflection is a chamber opera for soprano, recorders, viols, and electronic sound that explores the transformative empathy that art inspires. After a searing encounter with Schubert's "Winterreise", a young photographer confronts her alienation from her art and searches her work, longing for others to find her there by seeing as she sees.

Freddie Bryant

Bronx, NY

“UPPER WEST SIDE LOVE STORY” is an extended, full-concert length composition for nonet featuring 8 haiku and 8 longer poems as lyrics documenting the multi-racial history of the famous NYC neighborhood and the changes that have happened since the mid-1900s when Lincoln Center was constructed after demolishing much of the neighborhood.

Gabriel Brenner

Norwalk, CA

Embers is a continuation/iteration/transmutation of Brushfire, my debut album, in which I rework several of the album's songs and create new ones with collaborators to explore how grief isn’t a single instance but instead a constantly mutating relationship with an end.

Gilad Cohen

Ridgewood, NJ

A musical-theatrical piece with Ronvé O’Daniel for a rappers/vocalists and orchestra that explores the impact of recent worldwide events on our future as a society, in a hybrid of the classical concerto and hip hop’s concept EP.

Gwen Laster

Beacon, NY

Cosmogram is new music inspired by A Hero's Journey from the lens of the African Diaspora . Utilizing the readings from Clyde W. Ford's "The Hero with an African Face", musician/composers Damon Banks, Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy will join Gwen Laster in composing and recording new works based on these readings and their personal journey as Black and South Indian Classical musicians and composers.

Harry Allen

Washington D.C.

harbanger is collaborating with legendary production honcho DJ Johnny Juice because of his decades of studio practice, and reputation as a turntablist: His landmark, temperamental performance on the "Terminator X Getaway Version" of Public Enemy's 1987 "You're Gonna Get Yours" retains its feral, unhinged energy 35 years after release.

Hezekiah Davis III

Philadelphia, PA

Hyeyung Yoon

Jersey City, NJ

Violinist and composer Yoon and hanji artist Aimee Lee will create a collection of sound and visual pieces to be performed and shared inspired by a letter written by a Korean mother in 1795 to her deceased 10-month-old daughter. Titled Uhmuhni, the work will traverse the landscapes of Korea and the USA through the memories of generations of Korean women before them.

JayVe Montgomery

Brentwood, TN

Working with Ben Lamar Gay and chatterbird ensemble’s Maya Stone and Joshua Dent, as well as community participants, to perform a site-specific score by Montgomery, entitled "Nobody Knows The Trouble I Hear"; based in the plantation soundscape memory of Charley Williams, a Louisiana Black man born enslaved in 1843.

Jeff Fairbanks

Beacon, NY

Echo is a new multicultural composition for a mix of Korean and European instruments, inspired by a farmer drumming pattern called Chilchae.

Jessica Ackerley

Honolulu, HI

Breaking Boundaries to Broaden Horizons: Sonically, Socially, Culturally, Politically. This is a diverse quartet of performers reimagining the idea of a conventional concert by breaking sonic and cultural boundaries through the merging of jazz, experimental noise, Brazilian and traditional Japanese music.

Jim Rea

Springfield, MO

Rea will create a collaborative, multi-generational album titled Ozark Cross Generation Songwriter Collaboration, featuring musicians and songwriters that are native to the Ozarks region in hopes of continuing the rich musical tradition they have there.

Joe Horton

Minneapolis, MN

TWIN is an in-development evening length piece of music from composer Joe Horton and violin/viola duo AndPlay.

Joey Chang + Damian Norfleet

Brooklyn, NY / Minneapolis, MN

Rajanir is a 30-40 minute opera incorporating improvisation and live processing electronics in development by composer-vocalist Damian Norfleet and composer-pianist Joey Chang.

Jordyn Davis

Brooklyn, NY

Recording Jordyn Davis & Composetheway, the title of Davis' debut album featuring a mixed chamber ensemble that includes jazz octet, strings, harp & vocals.

Jose Soto

Boston, MA

This project consists of studying the musical and social philosophy of the Costa Rican indigenous community Bribri, using sung poetry from this community to compose new music and do a virtual performance.

Jose Veliz

Miami, FL

Featuring new works by various composers and multidisciplinary artists, Artasis will be a series of performances and installations that explore how technology developments are changing the way we experience and interact with music and art.

Joshua Hill

Glendale, CA

Song Cycle is a multimedia project that illuminates the powerful connection between music and dementia, through the intimacy of once family's story this project aims to reveal the universal challenges of dementia and the need for self expression.

Joshua Henderson

New York, NY

This project is the Album recording of a new Chamber composition, "One More Night", a contemporary examination of the infamous "Day the Music Died", by Josh Henderson for Nonet of Vocalist, Saxophone, Electric Guitar, Drum set, synths and string quartet; featured artists will be the Desdemona Quartet, Caroline Davis, Brendon Randall-Myers, Rick Martinez and Sylver Wallace.

Joshua Graham

Chicago, IL

As we reconstruct after the pandemic, F-PLUS has a number of new works to prepare and premiere in the coming season, with rehearsal blocks and travel being assisted by a grant from New Music USA.

Joshua Musikantow

St Paul, MN

"Yiddish is My Homeland" is a new art song for mezzo soprano, baritone, and string quartet, setting American Yiddish language poetry.

Joyce Kwon

Glendale, CA

Future History is an album rooted in Jungian thought in which singer/composer/gayageum player Kwon reminisces on the "deep time" of Richard Rohr, recreates "the sound that broke the back of words" from Toni Morrison, and imagines Zhuangzi in love—inviting you to usher the numen back into your life through song.

JP Merz

Los Angeles, CA

Salvaging Birds is an EP for flute and AI-generated electronics featuring Alex Sopp and Yoshi Weinberg. An extension of a research project of the same name led by Maya Livio, this interdisciplinary collaboration investigates the logics of environmental data, speculatively queers birdsong datasets, and complicates datafied approaches to conserving what and who is left of our world.

Juantio Becenti

Farmington, NM

The Glittering World is a collaboration between A Far Cry and Performance Santa Fe to commission a new work from Navajo composer Juantio Becenti. The goal is to perform the work in several venues including on the Navajo Nation.

Juhi Bansal

Altadena, CA

Bringing together community participation, shared story-telling, and cross-stylistic collaboration in Hindustani and Western classical music, Juhi Bansal and Ranjana Ghatak spearhead Amplifying Women's Voices, an album and digital space on music about women's stories.

Julian Otis

Chicago, IL

Mad Myth Science is an electro acoustic quartet sustained throughout the pandemic as a collaborative effort to keep the music going in our isolation. Our goal is to share this cumulative work with audiences through a recorded album and live performances in 2022.

Julian Caldwell – JSWISS

New York, NY

Rapper JSWISS collaborates with producer Michael Leonhart on their dynamic debut album "Bona Fide" after a successful run of JSWISS featuring on live performances with Leonhart's orchestra in 2019.

Julián Muro

Brooklyn, NY

Julián Muro, the Bergamot Quartet, and a band of highly accomplished jazz players will be workshopping, performing, and recording a set of original compositions titled An Idea of Truth based on Julián's distinctive approach to Argentine styles such as Tango, Folklore, and Rock Nacional, with production by acclaimed musician Dave Douglas.

Kahlil Cummings

Los Angeles, CA

Kahlil Cummings Album "Extra Ancestral" With the support of Music USA Kahlil Cummings will be able to complete his debut album with his creation band/ensemble Extra Ancestral

Kai Custodio

Brooklyn, NY

Through music and ritual, mirrorscene is a sonic odyssey to celebrate QTBIPOC identities and reflect diasporic ancestral magic.

Kamau Pendergrass

Oak Park, MI

Pendergrass will use field recordings as well as composing music to capture the sounds and the feeling of Detroit as he has known it in his life to this point in a work titled Detroit Future City.

Kimia Hesabi

College Park, MD

"Neera: a play" is a multimedia piece telling a story about real and fictional women from Iran, taking inspirations from Farsi literature, myths, and poetry, as well as Iranian and western classical, contemporary, and folk music traditions.

Kirsten Volness

Portland, OR

"The Stories We Live By" is an evening-length song cycle written for Tis Kaoru Zamler-Carhart and Verdant Vibes comprised of songs based on myths from around the world that center strong non-binary characters.

Lea Anderson

New York, NY

I have three REMIXES from GHANA’s own DJ Bass that need vibrant visualizations. I mashed them up and would like to make one epic music video for. I believe that it could help take my career to the next level while honoring my ancestors that where “supposed to be” from Ghana.

Maritza Garibay

Hamtramck, MI

Cleansed is an operetta on the theme of ceremonial bathing in the intersectional cultural community of Detroit's North End, one that is focused on the role of cleansing, both as public ritual and within the soul and spirit.

Marvin Diz Aballi

Astoria, NY

Percussion is a foundation within music. It is a spiritual starting point that connects us with a past, a root; a cultural context. There is a whole musical world to explore starting from percussion.

Mary Ellen Childs

Minneapolis, MN

DrumRoll is a music-video installation with 5 video projections and surround sound, filmed with GoPro cameras on the drummers’ foreheads. Entering the gallery, the viewer has the experience of entering the inside of the performance, watching the motion from 4 performers’ points of view simultaneously.

Matthew Ryals

Brooklyn, NY

A collaboration between people, software, and modular synthesizers focused on developing processes for generating varied musical structures.

Megan Lanz

Aurora, CO

Megan Lanz (flute) and Cayla Bellamy (bassoon) have joined composer Frank Horvat to create a new work exploring the psychological framework of metaphorical ghosts that haunt us all through the human experience - struggles with control, trust, and the sense of being “enough.”

Meghan Bennett

Fresno, CA

Homecoming is an audiovisual art piece featuring works by Allison Loggins-Hull and Nathalie Joachim. It shares my varied perspective on my hometown of Charleston, SC, which I deeply love. As a Black woman, an artist, and a descendant of Gullah people, Homecoming represents me.

Mendi + Keith Obadike

Montclair, NJ

RingShout is a musical satellite that will orbit the earth and transmit a radio broadcast of original music and audio interviews. Taking inspiration from Octavia E. Butler’s early writing, our piece will be an original piece of music referencing the African American folk song “Watch the Stars” that includes the voices of Black girls named Star.

Michael Charette

Bayfield, WI

Tales of Laughing Fox is a multicultural album combining indigenous flute with western style compositions. Laughing Fox leads in this Indigenous fusion of musics. Covid put us in positions where we have to reach out letting our circle fly wide, and that it has. Collaborating with musical talents of composer Severin Behnen (CA) and recording engineer and producer Julio Montero (NY), we strive to create a truly unique listening experience, in hopes of bringing cultures together.

Michael Blume

Montclair, NJ

Weaving synth soundscapes and pop vocal stylings with sensitive lyricism, Word to the Trees is a love song to the Earth and to the self, lamenting the harm that's been caused, while reaching toward an ever-present glimmer of hope.

Michael Echaniz

Santa Clarita, CA

Stage IV cancer survivor leads debut concept album of original compositions and arrangements for jazz trio, vocal layers, and special guests. This eighty-minute LP ambitiously explores through-composition, rhythmic virtuosity, thematic symmetry, Basque ancestry, and a deeply personal emotional connection to personal tragedy and resilience.

Midori Larsen

Forest Hills, NY

Communicating a message to women and girls to explore the world and pursue their goals under any circumstances, Larsen’s project “Crossing the Seas” is a series of original chamber music compositions featuring the Japanese and Western musical elements, based on the migration journeys of herself and her late grandmother.

Moira Smiley

Bristol, VT

Song Cycle starting from a smartphone as the new Narcissian gazing pool, and spiraling through modern refractions of the ancient characters: Narcissus, Nemesis, Echo and Tiresias

Monique (BL) Shirelle Mull

Philadelphia, PA

The Die Jim Crow EP II features justice-impacted artists from across America and examines incarceration from multiple perspectives through R&B, hip hop, and rock & roll.


Brooklyn, NY

"Cowboy Song // mythology" is a queer folk(loric) journey into alternate universes, queer love, and trans boihood. These seven musical myths, original and adapted, search for happy endings and ask: what happens when you fly too close to the sun?

Nava Dunkelman

Brooklyn, NY

IMA is the electro-percussion project of percussionist Dunkelman (JP) and electronic sound artist Amma Ateria (HK) based in New York and California. Through restraint and release, IMA depicts expressionistic noise music of Japanese poetry with the meticulous industrial and serene.

Nehemiah Luckett

New York, NY

Triple Threats is a new musical by Tracey Conyer Lee and Nehemiah Luckett set in 1981 that examines the intersection of race and being an artist in the US.

Nicolas Lell Benavides

Los Angeles, CA

Benavides' debut album Canto Caló explores the cultural themes and sounds of the often-overlooked Southwestern United States, focusing on Nuevomejicano culture and history in particular.

Niloufar Nourbakhsh (Partnership Grantee)

Vernon Rockville, CT

Nourbakhsh directs the Composition Residency program at the Afghanistan’s National Institute of Music (ANIM), which provides composition workshops to young female creators in Afghanistan. Funded by a New Music USA Partnership Grant.

Nirmali Fenn

Forest Hills, NY

The Muslim call to prayer, the adhan is written into this piece for Bassoon and String Quartet. I am treating the bassoon’s call to prayer as an exhalation that is being ‘inhaled’ by the strings as they respond to the prayer. In amplifying the sound of the adhan, this piece uses prayer as a tool of resistance.

Noah Preminger

Mansfield, MA

Through their mutual focus on pushing the boundaries of instrumental virtuosity toward innovative uses of rhythm and harmony, Preminger and Cass' strong connection through their THUNDA project continues to move the artists’ compositions and improvisations into new territory.

Nyokabi Kariuki

Potomac, MD

A multi-movement work on the physical and emotional experience of being sick; particularly drawing from the experiences of Black writers & musicians on their own dealings with pain and reckonings of mortality.

Odean Pope

Philadelphia, PA

ReSounding Progressions is a composing/performance project, a collaboration between two accomplished saxophonist/composers, Odean Pope and Immanuel Wilkins, to create an integrated, evening-length composition inspired by the content and unique structure of the poem Progressions, written by jazz poet and cultural scholar Herman Beavers.

Paris Benford

Austin, TX

Soulful songstress Paris Aryanna delivers her highly anticipated second EP, Flow State in 2022.

Paul Steven Ray

Brooklyn, NY

Deceleration 2, a Live installation for voice, guitar, percussion, digital/electronic sound, visuals, and physical performers is one chapter of an extended work addressing themes of fragility, parallel realities, and protective love.

Rema Hasumi

Brooklyn, NY

Rema Hasumi Trio Concert Series: Randy Peterson (drums) and Adam Lane (bass) will join Hasumi (piano, synthesizer, voice) for a series of performances presenting a soundscape with a blend of free jazz, experimental, dub, esoteric and spiritual ambiance.

Roshni Samlal

Elmont, NY

Tabla player, Roshni Samlal envisions a percussion-forward ode to her familial Trinidadian musical history and to song forms born out of indentureship, influenced by the mythos of exile, Bhojpuri folk songs, chutney music, sound design contextualized tabla solos and the narrative waters of memory in carrying stories to new lands.

Russell Scarbrough

Rochester, NY

Featuring 40+ musicians worldwide, Russell Scarbrough remotely recorded 10 original pieces during the 2020-21 pandemic, over 60 minutes of music for 18-piece jazz orchestra, culminating in the record "FUN TIMES" to be released late in 2022.

Sakari Vanderveer

Redlands, CA

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer composes a solo piece for Chester Englander’s album Chrysalis, a collection of new cimbalom works by American composers that will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of the concert cimbalom.

Samantha Rise

Philadelphia, PA

Remembrance is a work of communal music making, honoring our grief for the world, and the hardship of loss, separation and inaccessibility during the Coronavirus pandemic. Collectively brought to life with audience collaboration during its performance, artists will create a ritual-container, leveraging music as a technology for community care.

Seong Ae Kim

Bayside, NY

Seong Ae Kim composed a new work "2 Folk songs for soprano and chamber ensemble (2022)" to promote #StopAAPIHate and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble who commissioned the work and will give the premiere performance in San Francisco, CA.

Shanan Estreicher

Jackson Heights, NY

A Concordance of Leaves is a cantata for baritone, choir, and piano that will be premiered by James John and the Queens College Vocal Ensemble, and recorded for a release on Composers Concordance Records.

Shara Nova

Detroit, MI

Featuring double choral and brass ensembles, vocal soloists, and an animated film created by Ritchie, Infinite Movement finds connections between disparate images and sound, and imagines what might exist in the space between them.

Sofia Rei

Brooklyn, NY

Folklore & Futurism will be a series of collaborations between Rei and other female Latinx artists that explore the connection between traditional Latin American folk culture, alternative genres and digital technologies.

Spirit Paris McIntyre

New Orleans, LA

Spirit Paris McIntyre's Don’t Speak Over Me is a multi-dimensional soundscore with poetry, music, and the interviews of Transgender, Gender-Non-Conforming and Gender-Variant+ people. It is a creative response to the experience of having relative strangers speak gender, gendered expectations, and gendered ignorance over us.

Sugar Vendil

Brooklyn, NY

Antonym is a multimedia memoir of a Filipinx American childhood. If nostalgia is a yearning for the past, Antonym longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain.

Suzanne Kite

Tulsa, OK

Suzanne Kite will be using these funds towards a performance on June 5th in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario where she will bring five other improvising musicians to create a new experimental composition, based on Lakota geometric forms.

Svetlana Shmulyian

Pound Ridge, NY

Swing Makes You Sing EP is a collection of high quality original jazz songs for kids to experience authentic connection to fundamentals of jazz and the values and social skills that jazz embodies - through topics that are relevant to young people (e.g. conversation, listening, friendships, food, school, feelings).

Trevor New

Brooklyn, NY

Cohere "Touch" is a piece and a virtual installation that allows in-person and virtual participants to both see and been seen, participate sonically in the performance, and have everyone together shape a visual canvas and sound FX with movement. It is about taking everyone involved in the piece, performers and audience, and having their presence echo across the performance.

Veena Chandra

Latham, NY

VeenaChandra and Sanchita Bhattacharya come together to portrait the image of women in Indian history through their mesmerizing performance on Sitar and Odissi Dance.

Victor Márquez-Barrios

Kirksville, MO

Dance Lessons II (for wind quintet) is a collaboration with Quinteto Latino, consisting of the decomposition and subsequent (free) recomposition of a selection of Latin American dances for wind quintet.

Victoria Machado – DJ Vicky Casis

Brooklyn, NY

Casis World is a sonic and visual representation of Music Producer/DJ Vicky Casis's mind and experiences during the rise of Covid-19.

Yayoi Ikawa

Brooklyn, NY

Pianist/Composer Yayoi Ikawa collaborates with musicians based on her experience during the Pandemic in healing, hope, and love.

Yongyun Zhang

La Jolla, CA

Collaboration with composer Rachel C. Walker and writer Autumn Tsai on a new work for speaking percussionist and electronics connected to the life of twentieth century Taiwanese novelist San Mao

Yozmit Kwon

Carson, CA

“Effervescent” is a multimedia presentation of music centered around the gathering, training, and performance of my original song, “Effervescent” by a choir of transgender/non-binary/gender non-conforming/gender fluid individuals from Los Angeles. The workshop has begun with 5-members in traditional Korean singing, meditation, movement, and costuming for the group to generate materials.


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