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New Music Connect

New Music Connect

New Music Connect

“The power of music to communicate across time thrills me. New Music Connect offers the easiest and most engaging way I know to support new music and join in making musical history.”
-Justus Schlichting, Steering Committee Member

A Network For Friends of New Music

New Music Connect: The Network for Friends of New Music is a new program that builds community by bringing together patrons of new music with artists, practitioners, and one another to learn, exchange ideas, co-mentor, experience and help build the world of new music in the United States. With broad reach and powerful connectivity to artists and activity across the country, New Music USA offers New Music Connect members experiences unavailable elsewhere. Network members have access to live events and virtual connectivity that give them a way to engage with active practitioners and like-minded others, and to discover and support fascinating new projects.

Network Offerings Include:

  • Convenings of Network members and presentations by artists and program staff.
  • Group attendance at exciting new music events around the country with supplementary educational content through New Music USA/NewMusicBox.
  • The ability to meet and engage with leading practitioners and other new music enthusiasts from around the country.
  • Insider online access to New Music USA’s grant panel process and ability to fund vetted projects.

Why New Music USA:

  • National access to and in-depth knowledge of a diverse range of new music projects and content from around the country.
  • Access to a wide variety of important and influential artists and practitioners.
  • Expertise in journalism, grantmaking, technology, advocacy, and fund development.
  • A powerful technological infrastructure.

For more information, please contact Deborah Steinglass at (212)645-6949 ext. 114 or at deborah@newmusicusa.org.

 


Membership Levels

Steering Committee Members ▼

Fees:
  • Minimum $10k annual membership
  • Minimum $3k annual project support:
    • Fund projects of your choice from a selection of New Music USA peer panel-vetted projects
    • Contribute to issue-focused group funds (such as recording, women composers, commissioning, etc.)
Benefits:
  • Steering committee members are active in Leadership/Governance:
    • Participation in the design of the program
    • Input on activities for the upcoming seasons, including the selection of events to attend and topics of focus for learning/engagement sessions
    • Determination of the area of focus for the entire network’s group funds
  • Invitations and access to all network events, including governance meetings, learning and discovery sessions with artists, concert and festival attendance, special New Music USA led panels and programming, receptions, and dinners
  • Two free prime-level tickets for artistic events selected for network attendance, including concerts and festival season passes
  • Acknowledgement of project sponsorship through a project page profile link on newmusicusa.org

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Patron Members ▼

Fees:
  • Annual membership fee of $3,500
  • Minimum commitment of $1,500 in project support per year:
    • Fund projects of your choice from a selection of New Music USA peer panel-vetted projects
    • Contribute to group funds focusing on issues chosen by the steering committee
Benefits:
  • Invitations to all non-governance meetings and events
  • 15% discount on tickets for network attended events such as concerts and festivals
  • Patron members who contribute to the group fund are acknowledged on the project grants platform. (The Group Fund is tagged on the projects that it supports and has its own profile that when selected, lists the profiles of all the members who contributed to the fund.)
  • Ability to move up a membership level and receive a credit for current membership level fees paid within the same season

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Supporting Members ▼

Fees:
  • Annual membership fee of $1,000
  • Minimum commitment of $500 in project support per year:
    • Fund projects of your choice from a selection of New Music USA peer panel-vetted projects
    • Contribute to group funds focusing on issues chosen by the steering committee
Benefits:
  • Invitation to attend one larger group learning/discovery meeting per year (selected from two offered each year) with follow-up reception
  • Notification and ability to participate in network attendance at concerts and festivals
  • Ability to move up a membership level and receive a credit for current membership level fees paid within the same season

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