Our Supporters

We are grateful to our generous supporters, who share our values of nurturing a stronger new music community and a passion for new music in all its forms.

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+

Dorothea R. Endicott

Bill and Patricia O'Connor Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

Joseph A. Walker and Nancy Meli Walker

Visionary gifts $10,000-$24,999


Jeff and Joan Beal

Elizabeth Greenberg

Frederick and Alexandra Peters

Nancy and Barry Sanders

Joan R. Wynn

Katharine Bensen

Partner gifts $5,000-$9,999

Miles and Joni Benickes

Ms. Barbara A. Petersen and Mr. Roger Roloff

Rick and Sharon Ellingsen

Anne-Marie Spataru

Andrew Wallach and Anne Doremus


Patron gifts $2,500-$4,999

James Kendrick

Moira G Smiley

Murray Metcalfe

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

Amrita Dang

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 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.


Alan Silvestri

Chere Lott

Jonathan Ehrlich

Lori Laitman Rosenblum

Michael Abels

Mr. Steven Tresnan

Paul J. Sperry

Ramin Djawadi

Reena Esmail

Stephen Block

Theodore Shapiro

Thomas W. Morris


Susan Feder, in honor of Frances Richard

Bear McCreary

Bill Abrams

Caitlin Macy and Jeremy Barnum

Carlos Rivera

Dr. Elizabeth Wood

Duane E. Hill

Gabriel Mann

Harriet and David Kaufman

Jennifer Higdon

Jim Rosenfield

John Dwyer

John Tyler Tyler Evans

Mr. Anthony Creamer

Mr. Lawrence Tarlow

Mr. Steve Reich

Ross Metzman

Sandra Schmid

Valérie Sainte-Agathe

Vanessa Reed

William McClelland


Ara Guzelimian

Bernard Greenberg

Brandt and Tian Dayton

Daniel Asia

David Liptak

Don Freund

Ed Patuto

Edward Harsh

Eric Sather

Linda Lott

Louise Smith

Martin L. Murray

Mr. Peter Flint

Nicholas Houfek

Richard Kraft

Ruth Eliel

Samuel Adler and Emily Freeman Brown

Foundations & Public Funding

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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 +

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mellon Foundation

Walder Foundation


Howard Gilman Foundation

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

New York Community Trust

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


The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University

Fifth House Ensemble

The National Endowment for the Arts

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

William Randolph Hearst Foundation


The Amphion Foundation

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

The Cheswatyr Foundation

Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

The Heinz Endowments

The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation

The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

Sorel Organization

Wise Music and the Wise Family Charitable Foundation



The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund

BMI Foundation

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Pacific Harmony 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. 

SESAC Rights Management, Inc.

ASCAP Corporation

Amazon MGM Studios

Evercore Wealth Management

Spectrasonics, Inc.


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