Honor Roll

The leadership of those included on our honor roll shows an extraordinary depth of generosity and passion for new music in all its forms.

Public Funds, Trusts, and Foundations

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New Music USA is grateful for the annual support of many foundations and government agencies. The generous funding from these institutions is a testament of support towards the music creators of our time. 

$200,000 +

Walder Foundation


New York Community Trust

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor


Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University

Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

Howard Gilman Foundation

Sorel Organization

The Cheswatyr Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

The National Endowment for the Arts


ASCAP Foundation

Pacific Harmony Foundation

The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Robert Black Foundation

Corporate Giving

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New Music USA extends heartfelt gratitude and partnership to the corporations whose annual support demonstrates their belief in the power of creative expression. 

ASCAP Corporation

Evercore Wealth Management

SESAC Rights Management, Inc.

Spectrasonics, Inc

Media Partners

Thank you to our media partner WQXR. Learn more at wqxr.org.


Composers' Circle

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Comprised of the music creators of our time, the Composers’ Circle is a vital extension of the New Music USA family. Through their financial support, members contribute annual donations to support established and emerging creators of music. 

John Adams and Deborah O'Grady

Samuel Adler

Bill Alves

Dwight D. Andrews

Elizabeth R. Austin

Lawrence Axelrod

Carol Barnett

Jeff and Joan Beal

Benjamin Bierman

William Hayes Biggs

William Bolcom

Kristopher Bowers

Martin Bresnick

Allen Brings

Thomas D. Brosh

Margaret Brouwer

Patrick Castillo

Chen Yi

Judith Cody

Donald Crockett

Michael G. Cunningham

Michael Daugherty

Paul Elwood

Paul A. Epstein

Reena Esmail

Peter Flint

Don Freund

Alexandra Gardner

Lyudmila German

Daniel Godfrey

Edward Harsh

Michael Hersch

Sean Hickey

Jennifer Higdon

Sharon Holland

Peter Homans

Maya Miro Johnson

Debra Kaye in honor of Mike Longo

Aaron Jay Kernis

Lori Laitman

Anne LeBaron

Andrew Lee

Tania León

David Liptak

Ryan Lott

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Nebal Maysaud

Kevin McCarter

William McClelland

Jeffrey Mumford

Robert Nasta

Marc D. Ostrow

Frank J. Oteri

Ronald Perera

Frank Proto

Shulamit Ran

Steve Reich

Michael Rickelton

Martin Rokeach

Ned Rothenberg

Alex Shapiro

Dianne Shatin in honor of Judith Shatin

Judith Tick

David Vayo

Wolfgang von Stuermer

Ms. Marina Voyskun

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New Music Connect

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New Music USA is privileged to receive annual contributions from individuals throughout the United States. Inaugurated in 2014, New Music Connect welcomes annual givers of $2,500 and above. Members provide New Music USA with a steady and strong financial base in support of our vision to nurture and amplify the voices of tomorrow. 

Benefactor gifts $25,000+

Bill & Patricia O'Connor

Joe and Nancy Meli Walker

Visionary gifts $10,000-$24,999

Katharine Bensen

Dorothea Endicott

Betsy Greenberg

Elizabeth Greenberg

David Nuss and Sarah Martin Nuss

Elliott Peters

Frederick and Alexandra Peters

Nancy and Barry Sanders

Susan Wegleitner

Partner gifts $5,000-$9,999

Miles and Joni Benickes

Rick and Sharon Ellingsen

Ms. Marya Martin and Mr. Kenneth Davidson

Phyllis and A. Slide Miles

Ms. Barbara A. Peterson and Mr. Roger Roloff

Joan R. Wyn

Patron gifts $2,500-$4,999

Murray Metcalfe

Ms. Gayle Morgan

Anne-Marie Spataru

Michel and Caroline Zaleski


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New Music USA is grateful to the many individuals who support our work every year. For a full list of individuals who donated in 2019-2020, please see our Impact Report.

Gifts $1,000-$2,499

Michael Abels

Eve Beglarian

George and Leslie Biddle

Thomas and Dita Carhart

Ramin Djawadi

Jonathan Ehrlich

Edward Harsh

Harriet and David Kaufman

Lori Laitman Rosenblum

Chere Lott

William McClelland

Thomas W. Morris

Lorraine Adams and Richard Price

Margaret and David Reuther

Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation

Melissa Vail and Norman Selby

Theodore Shapiro

Alan Silvestri

Mr. Steven Tresnan

Andrew Wallach

Gifts $500-$999

Bill Abrams

Caitlin Macy and Jeremy Barnum

Astrid and John Baumgardner

John Brett and Jane Strong

Mr. Anthony Creamer

Brandt and Tian Dayton

Roark Dunn

John Dwyer

John Tyler Tyler Evans

Barbara Fox Freund

Jane Gullong

Anne and John Herrmann

Jennifer Higdon

Duane E. Hill

John and Margaret Hirschfeld

Carol C. and Rick Malone

Gabriel Mann

Bear McCreary

Geoffrey Menin

Ross Metzman

Bernadette E. Murray and Bran Raskovic

Janet Nelson

Carlos Rivera

Kathleen and Christopher Robinson

Jim Rosenfield

Suzanne Rothschild

Valerie Sainte-Agathe

Harvey Shapiro

Jay Springer

Mr. Lawrence Tarlow

Valley Charitable Trust

Linden and Scott Wise

Dr. Elizabeth Wood

Gifts $250-$499

Samuel Adler and Emily Freeman Brown

Daniel Asia

Katharine Bensen

Jamie Bernstein

Ruth Eliel

Ms. Joanne Feltman

Mr. Peter Flint

Don Freund

Bernard Greenberg

Ara Guzelimian

Kathy Heinzelman

Lucile Herbert

Peter Kazaras

James Kendrick

Brian Kelly

Richard Kraft

David Liptak

Linda Lott

Pamela Morgan

Beth Morrison

Martin L. Murray

Music and Mentoring House

Renaissance Charitable Giving Fund

Eric Sather

Bruce Saylor

Sandra Schmid

Louise Smith

Deborah Steinglass

United Way of the Capital Region


Generous contributions to the endowment have been made to support project grants, as well as specific artistic communities and performances.  

Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Baisley Powell Elebash Fund

Ford Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The National Endowment for the Arts

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Helen F. Whitaker Fund