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 +

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs


The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University

Howard Gilman Foundation

The National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Sphinx Venture Fund


Achelis & Bodman Foundation

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

The Amphion Foundation

Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The New York Community Trust


American Composers Forum

The ASCAP Foundation

BMI Foundation

The Martina R. Proctor Foundation

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


Robert Black Foundation

Rodgers and Hammerstein 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. 

Amazon Studios



Wise Music Group

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

Frederick & Alexandra Peters

Joe and Nancy Meli Walker

Visionary gifts $10,000-$24,999

Jeff & Joan Beal

Kate Bensen

Thomas Brener & Inbal Segev

Dorothea Endicott

Betsy Greenberg

Mr. Alan Kornberg

A. Slade & Phyllis Mills

David Nuss & Sarah Martin-Nuss

Susan Wegleitner

Partner gifts $5,000-$9,999

John Adams & Deborah O'Grady

Miles & Joni Benickes

Ms. Marya Martin & Mr. Kenneth Davidson

Rick & Sharon Ellingsen

Anne-Marie Spataru

Barbara A. Petersen & Roger Roloff

Joan Wynn

Patron gifts $2,500-$4,999

Kris Bowers & Briana Henry

The Cheswatyr Foundation in honor of CeCe Wasserman

Daniel Godfrey

Ms. Marla Mayer & Mr. Chris Ahearn

Murray Metcalfe

Gayle Morgan


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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

John Adams and Deborah O'Grady

John Bierbusse

Thomas Buckner

NancyBell Coe

Reena Esmail

James Kendrick

Lori Laitman

Caitlin Macy in honor of the wedding of Reena Esmail and Vijay Gupta

Gayle Morgan

Thomas W. Morris

Ms. Frances Richard

Mr. Paul Sperry

Gifts $500-$999

Bill Abrams

Samuel Adler

Marin Alsop

Susan Bienkowski and Wang Lee

Jennifer Choi

Peter Flint

Dr. Susan E. Haig


Ms. Jennifer Higdon

Maya Miro Johnson

Amy Iwano

Aaron Jay Kernis


David Alan Miller

W. James Murdaugh, Jr. in honor of Chere Lott

Sharon Omens

Steve Reich

Lawrence Tarlow

Matías Tarnopolsky

Gifts $250-$499

Samuel Adler

John Roberson

Jaclyn Breeze

Chere Lott

Judith Cody

Tina Davidson

Deborah Mintz

Adriana den Blanken

Jeffrey Evans

John Feather

Barbara Huggins Carboni

John Tyler Evans

Just a Theory Press

Linda D. Lott

Eve Madalengoitia

Alanna Maharajh Stone

Zev Malina

Mason Cook

Kevin McCarter

Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray

Frank J. Oteri

Sandy and Berry Pressman in honor of Reena Esmail

Frank Proto

Dina Pruzhansky

Run For Cover Records

Dr. Madison Richardson

John Roberson

Isabelle Ryder

Lucy Shelton

Ammon Swinbank

Phiroze Titina & Dean Marks

Cia Toscanini

Jimmy Vali / Vali Entertainment

Libby Van Cleve and Jack Vees

Kira Wales

Lindy Yilmaz


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