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Reel Change Film Fund

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Creator Development Fund

Accepting Partner Orchestras

Amplifying Voices

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Music Alive

Past Program

NYC Impact Fund

Projects We've Funded

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Seven Seas

Alonzo King LINES Ballet and composer Trey Spruance explore the interconnectedness of humanity and nature in the face of climate disruption.

Dance / Interdisciplinary / Performance and Events

Red Prada

When seeking revenge, if you have someone there to jog your memory of the consequences, you are less likely to act on those thoughts.

Audio / Recording
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Virtual Boston New Music Festival 2020

Boston's leading new music ensembles present the finest in new music with three weeks of coordinated concerts across the metro area

Performance and Events

I, A.M. - Artist Mother Project

Olivia De Prato records new works for solo violin and electronics by American women composers who's source of inspiration is Motherhood.

Audio / Recording
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"The River" with ETHEL & Robert Mirabal

An immersion in a flow of music, narrative and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

Community Connections / Performance and Events

Indian Classical Sitar and Viola Collaboration

Veena and Tsuna are immigrant women musicians, educators from different cultures - Indian Japanese, different genre creating new music together.

Performance and Events / Recording
  • “Thank you, thank you, and thank you from my family and the entire members of the band for the grant award notice! This award is a validation of our experiences, challenges, and hope for the future. Times have been very tough but music and the love of and from our community have gotten us through - you are part of it all!!!”

    Najite Agindotan, master drummer/singer, Creator Development Fund recipient
  • "My career in music has been a long and challenging road, particularly as a Latino immigrant. To me, this grant signifies an effort to create a thriving and diverse music industry. Thanks to this grant, I'll be able to record all the instruments necessary to create a truly exceptional score that could be a stepping stone in my career. Not only will I benefit, but also the musicians in my community. I'm tremendously grateful!"

    Daniel Jimenez Afanador, composer, Reel Change Film Fund recipient
  • "Thrilled to be a part of the New Music USA community and to also have the chance to develop this project with this support. Grateful for the continued commitment that New Music USA has with our community championing artists and making new work and collaborations like this one possible."

    Angélica Negrón, composer, Creator Development Fund & Project Grant recipient

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.