FY2019 Year In Review

New Music USA


2018—2019
YEAR IN REVIEW

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I’m happy to introduce you to our brilliant new President and CEO, Vanessa Reed. During FY19, it was my honor to serve as Interim CEO, while also continuing as Director of Development. The projects, journalism, and programs you will read about are the result of the work my colleagues and I did during the past year, but most of all, they provide a window into the important work done by new music creators and collaborators across the United States. So I want to extend my thanks to all of our community, both for the beautiful work you do, and for the opportunity to serve our field.

— Deborah Steinglass

Vanessa Reed joined New Music USA on August 15th, 2019 as President and CEO following just over a decade with PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of music and talent development. During her time at this specialist agency, Vanessa significantly increased support available to diverse music creators at critical stages in their careers and re-positioned the Foundation as an international advocate and go-to partner for major new music collaborations. Her leadership of strategy and outreach resulted in the launch of an array of transformational funding programs including the Momentum Music Fund, Women Make Music, Musicians in Residence China, and the New Music Biennial which help music creators of all backgrounds to realize their potential. More recently, she also founded, with European and Canadian partners, the award-winning international Keychange initiative which invests in female talent and raises awareness of the gender gap in music.

Vanessa has supported the music sector in a range of voluntary roles including as board member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic where she chaired the organization’s diversity group, as Chair of Sound UK Arts, and as a board member of Protein Dance. Before joining PRS Foundation, Vanessa worked in various arts and policy development roles in Amsterdam, Brussels, and London. She began her career in the late ’90s at the British Music Information Centre which, like the American Music Center and Meet The Composer, merged with other UK organizations to form a joint service organization for new music.

Vanessa believes passionately in New Music USA’s national and international role as supporter, connector, and advocate for the whole new music community in the United States. She will be introducing new programs and ideas to further our national impact and to create more opportunities for composers, musicians and audiences of all backgrounds. Keep in touch with Vanessa here: @iamvanessareed

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EL PASO, TX — DECEMBER 2019

Árabe would not be possible without the support of New Music USA! I have been able to expand my artistry, seek out new collaborators in different disciplines than my own, and create a project that is truly representative of my musical and personal identity.

— Amanda Ekery

Fleeing the Ottoman Empire, Middle Eastern immigrants to Mexico in the early 20th century contributed significantly to the culture of their new home—including cuisine, language, architecture, and even music. Inspired by her family history and her experiences growing up in El Paso, Texas, vocalist and composer Amanda Ekery delves into the musical influences that those immigrants had on Northern Mexico, and composes a new piece based on her research to be performed and recorded by her 11-piece ensemble. Árabe will be performed and dedicated to the El Paso community over Thanksgiving weekend 2019.

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Annandal-on-hudson, NY — July 2019

Support from New Music USA allowed for the Fisher Center to present two beautiful and ambitious collaborations – Grace and Mercy – and bring the work of these incredible artists further into the community through free classes taught by Brown at the Fisher Center and other local venues.

— Gideon Lester, Artistic Director

Grace and Mercy—a two-part production by choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his Evidence dance company performed at the 2019 SummerScape Festival at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College—pairs Mercy, a new work featuring music composed and performed by singer-songwriter/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, and a new staging of Grace, a work choreographed by Brown in 1999 for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre featuring music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The performances were the first time that the music for Grace was performed by a live musical group.

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Boston, MA — February 2019

Funding from New Music USA enables historic institutions like the Gardner to collaborate with inspiring and bold new voices, helping bring historic art to life for contemporary audiences.

— Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

A multidisciplinary performance conceived and curated by Helga Davis, City of Women explored the stories of women, from Lucretia to Sandra Bland, whose lives and deaths inspired others to take action against tyranny. The production featured the world premiere of the new commission On Lucretia by poet and rapper Oompa, as well as the performances by singer/songwriter Be Steadwell, dancer Shellz, pianist/composer Courtney Bryan accompanying a chorus performing her work Yet Unheard (in memory of Sandra Bland), and Boston’s Handel & Haydn Young Women’s Chamber Choir. Each performance was interspersed with reading by Davis of works by various writers including Christine de Pizan, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and others.

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San Francisco, CA — March & April 2019

The final round of support we received from NMUSA allowed us to work in an incredible studio without feeling terribly rushed, resulting in high quality recordings which will allow the project to live on as an installation.

— Kristina Dutton

Inspired in part by the works of artists such as Ansel Adams and Thomas Moran that catalyzed the conservation movement, Ice Hours endeavors to explore humanity’s relationship to nature through six film vignettes edited together by film artist Kim Miskowicz featuring raw footage captured over ten years by National Geographic photographer Camille Seaman. Each vignette focuses on a particular aspect of Antarctica’s geography and is accompanied by a score by composer/ performers Kristina Dutton and Nathan Clevenger. Ice Hours premiered at San Francisco’s Exploratorium in March 2019 featuring performance of the score by live chamber ensemble, and was created in partnership with San Francisco’s Cinematheque.

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New York, NY — March 2019

The New Music USA grant not only directly supported the project’s lead artists, who are all well-established players in the vanguard of free jazz music, but also enabled two legendary downtown New York arts organizations to team together for the first time and present these multidisciplinary programs that celebrated improvisation and further enlightened our conceptions of social justice.

— The Kitchen

New York-based Arts for Art collaborated with presenting space The Kitchen to curate three evenings filled with multidisciplinary improvisation, each led by legendary free jazz artists Dave Burrell, Andrew Cyrille, and William Parker—Burrell with the latest incarnation of his continuing exploration of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring rhythm section, brass line, and two dancers; Cyrille with a new work in tribute to his Haitian ancestry for a quartet joined by additional musicians and poets; and a new multimedia work “tracing the de-evolution of humanity in America” by Parker featuring a film by the composer and cinematographer Michael Lucio-Sternbach.

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Interview with Randy Weston — August 1, 2018

We become one people when the music is right.

— Randy Weston

Frank J. Oteri interviewed Randy Weston in his Brooklyn home a short time before his death. They talked about a range of topics within the framework of his life, career, and artistic influences including jazz as African American classical music, his landmark 1960 suite Uhuru Africa, his extensive travel throughout the African continent, his 2012 magnum opus, African Nubian Suite, his musical philosophy, and the swing of Mother Nature.

Entire interview by Frank J. Oteri available on NewMusicbox at: newmusicusa.org/randy-weston-music-is-life-itself

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Interview with Ellen Reid — February 1, 2019

The amount of people that it takes to make a work of art is enormous, but it’s usually credited to one person.

— Ellen Reid

We interviewed composer Ellen Reid before she won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for her opera p r i s m. In this interview, she discusses with Frank J. Oteri the collaborative artistic process, and her career as a composer and sound artist for opera, theater, and film. The conversation takes a non-linear dive into her artistic path, from her first composition as an undergrad at Colombia, to the two and a half years she spent in Thailand studying Thai classical music, to her work for film and theater, to her thoughts on some of her upcoming projects.

Entire interview by Frank J. Oteri available on NewMusicbox at: newmusicusa.org/ellen-reid-more-than-sound

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Article by Anthony R. Green — November 14, 2018

As a frequent attendee of new music events around the world, I often feel as though the presence of people who look like me is not wanted or is merely tolerated.

— Anthony R. Green

Anthony R. Green writes for change and action in the new music community when he brings forward a statement in the keynote speech at the 2018 New Music Gathering. The audience was asked to look around and see what the optics of the room said about what they wanted—based on the groups of people that were represented among the attendees, did it look like they wanted Black and brown artists to be in that space? In this article, Green presents the new music community with actionable steps: program music by Black composers, listen to music by Black composers, share your knowledge of Black composers, demand more of your musical sources, support (financially, professionally, emotionally) Black composers and those that program their music, and listen to Black composers when they express grievances.

Entire article available on NewMusicbox at: newmusicusa.org/what-the-optics-of-new-music-say-to-black-composers

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Article by Cynthia Johnston Turner — January 3, 2019

Trite as it may sound, I believe music can make a difference.

— Cynthia Johnston Turner

In this NewMusicBox article, Cynthia Johnston Turner chronicles the collaborative experience of making art about injustice. In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, VA in August of 2017, and after many conversations between colleagues about race and injustice, Turner became involved with an in-progress project by composer Timothy Adams, a fellow professor at Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Turner writes about the powerful workshop performance of the piece, the experience of participating in and curating a night of “citizen-artistry,” and the future of the project.

Entire article available on NewMusicbox at: newmusicusa.org/charlottesville-and-citizen-artistry

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Article by Chrysanthe Tan — March 4, 2019

Forget what you learned in elementary school; we are not all the same…[a]cknowledging our different realities isn’t a bad thing.

— Chrysanthe Tan

We believe in bringing forward issues that are on the minds of artists, in artists’ voices. Often these are also part of the wider public conversation. Chrysanthe Tan’s guide to increasing autistic accessibility for musicians and arts presenters breaks down the ways in which allistic (as in, not autistic) folks can make their events and spaces accessible to the autistic people in the new music community (and beyond!). In part one of this series, Tan provides readers with a basic primer on autism and how to treat autistic people. They cover the definitions of autistic and allistic, explain why people often prefer identity-first language over personfirst language, and advise readers to acknowledge the differences between autistic and allistic people’s realities, rather than brushing those differences under the rug.

Entire article available on NewMusicbox at: newmusicusa.org/an-open-letter-from-your-autistic-colleague

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The 2018–2019 season marked the 20th anniversary of Music Alive, New Music USA’s composer-orchestra residency program that was administered in partnership with the League of American Orchestras. It was also the culminating year of a three-year cycle of the program that prioritized placing the composers at the center of the orchestra through collaborative work and immersive experiences for composers, orchestra musicians and artistic leadership, and community members.

Enabled by the generous lead support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program embedded composers-in-residence in the culture and operations of orchestral life as a vital organizational member, with residency activities focused around three themes—workshopping, mentoring, and public access to the creative process.

The 2017–2019 Music Alive residency pairings were Lembit Beecher and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Anna Clyne and the Berkeley Symphony; Stacy Garrop and the Champaign- Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Hannibal Lokumbe and the Philadelphia Orchestra; and Theodore Wiprud and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

The resident composer designed their work to impact on communities in transformative ways. Highlights from the 2018-2019 season include:

  • The workshopping and premieres of new works by Lembit Beecher, Hannibal Lokumbe, and Ted Wiprud, as well as the performances of a wide range of existing works by Stacy Garrop and Anna Clyne;
  • Resident composer mentorship of other composers occurred through a variety of models including a composers institute, composer fellowships, student composer academies, composer workshops, and one-on-one sessions;
  • Expanding public access to the creative process as a tool for engagement: Stacy Garrop worked with incarcerated populations; Lembit Beecher created a new major work about the meaning of home through interviews with diverse community members that were then incorporated into the new work; multiple composers offered open workshops for the public to experience the development of work by resident and mentee composers; and Hannibal Lokumbe visited churches, schools, and maternity wards to interact with community members about the creative process and the development of a major new piece of music.

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Advocating for new music and the community of performers, composers, and appreciators who make up the field is at the heart of everything New Music USA does. In addition to our programs that advance the field, we participate in more traditional forms of advocacy in order to promote American new music both nationally and internationally. We represent the United States as members of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) and the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC). Composer Advocate Frank J. Oteri has served on the ISCM Executive Committee since 2016, and was elected vice president in April 2019; he also serves on the IAMIC Board of Directors and is the chair of the Communications Committee.

New Music USA is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance, the national policy advocate, leadership forum, and learning network for America’s nonprofit performing arts organizations, artists, and allies. In this capacity, staff participated in the National Arts Action Summit and Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in March 2019.

Over the past year, staff traveled all over the world to attend conferences, music festivals, new music reading sessions and advocate for new American music. The events include: the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton University; the 2018 Cyprus New Music Festival; The Midwest Clinic; the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute; Chamber Music America’s National Conference; the American Choral Directors Association National Conference; the EarShot readings hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; the 2019 ISCM World Music Days in Tallinn, Estonia; and Classical:Next in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(Re)move
Austin, TX

2020 Women Composers Festival – Kate Soper; Gabriela Ortiz; Jessica Krash
Washington, DC

20×2020
Los Angeles, CA

A Few Kites: Music for Trumpet and Electronics Performed by Andy Kozar
New York, NY

Allentown Symphony Commission by Chris Theofanidis
Allentown, PA

American Music Festival 2019: Sing Out, New York!
Troy, NY

An Exploration of Age: Cheat Day’s Interdisciplinary Process and Performance
New York, NY

Árabe
El Paso, TX

Arboreous Incantations: a recording project for three piccolos
San Francisco, CA

Bora Yoon + Karmina Silec :: CHOREGIE Project
New York, NY

Boston New Music Festival 2020
Boston, MA

Breaking and Entering
New York, NY

Cantigas
New York, NY

Caramoor presents John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs
Katonah, NY

Chasing Memories in ‘Choreograph’: new music inspired by the photographs of James Welling
Rochester, NY

Chris Dingman Trio: Embrace
New York, NY

Chunky in Heat
New York, NY

City of Women at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

Composer Portrait: Oscar Bettison
New York, NY

Connecticut Summerfest 2019
West Hartford, CT

Cosmic Language
Jamaica, Queens

CULTIVATE 2018 Emerging Composers’ Institute
Mount Kisco and Cortlandt Manor, NY

DanceVisions Residency
Philadelphia, PA

Dark Exhalation
Providence, RI

Darling / Helen Simoneau & Mary Kouyoumdjian
Winston-Salem, NC

Ear Taxi Festival 2020
Chicago, IL

Echo Chamber: Interactive Sound Sculpture for Installation and Performance
Washington, DC

Edgefest 2019: OUT
West Ann Arbor, MI

El País Invisible (The Invisible Nation): Inspired by Political Invisibility, Sovereignty, and the Desire for Belonging
Iowa City, IA

Ellen West – World Premiere
Saratoga Springs, NY

Emergence
Detroit, MI

Emerging Artist Residencies
New York, NY

EMEWS to the East
Detroit, MI

Emma O’Halloran New Marimba Work Recording
Philadelphia, PA

Endless Shapes
New York, NY

EPOCH
San Francisco, CA

Everything Changes, Nothing Changes
New York, NY

Expanding Conventions: Quartet for 6
Fayetteville, AR

Fires of Varanasi
Minneapolis, MN

FIVE
New York, NY

GOAT Commissioning Project
Claremont, CA

Grace and Mercy
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Gullah Roots
New York, NY

Hollow Square
Brooklyn, NY

Ice Hours
San Francisco, CA

Identity: Freedom — Dave Burrell, Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, and others
New York, NY

IFRIQIYA
New York, NY

Ikaros
San Diego, CA

Imagine – Peace at Play
Tacoma/Puyallup, WA

In search of lost sounds
New York, NY

In the Brink – New Work for Bergamot Quartet + Percussion
Baltimore, MD

in the shelter of the fold / epilogue
Brooklyn, NY

Invisible Anatomy – Illumination
New York, NY

Last Audience
New York, NY

Leyla McCalla | Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever
Durham, NC

Life in The Lower East Side, 1937-1950: A Live Soundtrack
Jamaica, VT

Listen to the Future: Inclusive and Equitable Orchestras
Chicago, IL

Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs
New York, NY

Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy: Part 2 of the Decarceration Trilogy
San Francisco, CA

Mending Wall
Philadelphia, PA, Brooklyn, NY

Mind the Gap: Reflections on Beauty
New York, NY

Musical Fund Society Bicentennial: New Commissions from Tania León, Stephen Jaffe, Roberto Sierra, Augusta Read Thomas
Philadelphia, PA

Narrow Sea
Hudson, NY

Nashville Symphony Premiere at the League of American Orchestras Conference
Nashville, TN

National Park Centennial Commissions Commercial CD Recording
Allendale, MI

National String Project Consortium 20th Anniversary Virtual Concert
Multiple Locations

Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP)
Navajo Nation

New Commission by Allison Loggins-Hull to be performed by Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra
Raleigh, NC

New Work for Wave Field Synthesis by Nina C. Young, Performed by the American Brass Quintet
Troy, NY

No Seasons: A Post-Climate Change Take on Vivaldi
New York, NY

Not-So-Heavy Metals
Cambridge, MA

Oratorio for the Earth-Kama: River of Stars
Laguna Beach, CA

Organism
Narrowsburg, NY

Ornithologies: Fuego Quartet and Visual Artist Juan Fontanive
Chicago, IL

Pandora’s Box – commission a film score to this classic silent film, premiere & repeat performances
Syracuse, NY

Presence: Stenberg|Cahill Duo & Pamela Z
San Francisco, CA

Pronoun Emergencies
Teaneck, NJ

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part
New York, NY

Re:Sound New Music Festival 2019
Cleveland, OH

Recognition
New York, NY

Recording of Commissions by Alvin Lucier & Jordan Dykstra
Middletown, CT

Red Prada
Greenville, SC

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha
Stanford & San Francisco, CA

Shaamya – Of Equality
Minneapolis, MN

Shake the World
New York, NY

Song Sessions
Ithaca, NY

Sounds from the Tank and New Music on the Plains: New Music for Flute and Percussion from Katherine Bergman, Joshual Clausen, and Everette Minchew with a recording at The Tank. Rangely, C

spaceinitiative
New York, NY

Sprocket: A scrap metal sextet composed by Steve Snowden for reed quintet & rideable percussion bicycle
Detroit, MI

String Theory: Works for string orchestra/KINETIC + Pierre Jalbert
Houston, TX

The Buffalo Chamber Players record Caroline Mallonee’s String Tunes
Buffalo, NY

The Clarice presents Brooklyn Riders
College Park, MD

The Cutouts (Matisse)
New York, NY

The Dances Are For Us
New York, NY

The Female Gaze: New Works from George, Herbst, and Peacocke
New York, NY

The Francesca Harper Project collaborates with The D.O.M.E Experience
New York, NY

The Furies: An Opera for Laptop Orchestra (premiere of Act III)
Palo Alto, CA

The Lark Quartet: 30th Anniversary Album
New Rochelle, NY


The Solo Piano Works of Nathan Corder
Oakland, CA

The Sun Still Burns Here
Seattle, WA

Third Coast Percussion Residency
Harrisburg, PA

Three Rites: Happiness
Brooklyn, NY

TILT
New York, NY

Time forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures
New York, NY

Traced Upon Cinders
New York, NY

Transience: [Switch~] commissions Anna-Louise Walton
New York, NY

Treehouse Shakers’ The Boy Who Grew Flowers
New York, NY

Underway
Los Angeles, CA

Urdimbre y Trama/Warp and Weft
Miami, FL

Val Jeanty and Risha Rox: Ritual Merging
Brooklyn, NY

Vivian Fung World Premiere
Erie, PA

Woodstock historic site artists in residence: Soul Inscribed
Bethel, NY

World Premiere of Joel Thompson Work by Project Inclusion String Quartet at Grant Park Music Festival
Chicago, IL

YInMn Project
Atlanta, GA

{Trés}
Minneapolis, MN

a canary torsi |Yanira Castro
Brooklyn, NY

Aaron Ragsdale
Rangely, CO

Adam Groh
Sylva, NC

Ade Gee
Greenville, SC

Akropolis Reed Quintet
Detroit, MI

Alarm Will Sound
New York, NY

Albany Symphony
Albany, NY

Alexander Hyman
Seattle, WA

Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.
Allentown, PA

Amanda Ekery
El Paso, TX

Amber Vistein
Cambridge, MA

Andrew Kozar
Los Angeles, CA

Anne Hege
Kensington, CA

arx duo
New Haven, CT

Barry Sharp
Ithaca, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, NY

Bora Yoon
New York, NY

Bridge Records
New Rochelle, NY

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc.
Katonah, NY

Caroline Mallonee
Buffalo, NY

Cassidy Chey
Boston, MA

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Chicago, IL

Chris Dingman
Brooklyn, NY

Christy Funsch
San Francisco, CA

Claire Porter
Teaneck, NJ

Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project
Cleveland, OH

Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.
West Hartford, CT

Creative Music Studio
Woodstock, NY

David Clay Mettens
Chicago, IL

Deviant Septet
New York, NY

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble
Cambridge, MA

Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA, Inc.)
New York, NY

Duke Performances
Durham, SC

Edisa Weeks
Brooklyn, NY

Editions Verde
Val Verde, CA

Elizabeth A. Baker
St Peters, FL

EMPAC – The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer
Troy, NY

Ensemble Échappé
New York, NY

Etienne Charles
East Lansing, MI

Experiments in Opera
Brooklyn, NY

fivebyfive
Rochester, NY

Flyaway Productions
San Francisco, CA

Grand Canyon Music Festival
Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Allendale, MI

Grant Park Music Festival
Chicago, IL

Hadar Ahuvia
Brooklyn, NY

Heidi Duckler Dance
Los Angeles, CA

Helen Simoneau
Winston-Salem, NC

Invisible Anatomy
New York, NY

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

J.D. Steele
Minneapolis, MN

JACK Quartet
New York, NY

Jane Rigler
Colorado Springs, CO

Jillian Flexner
New York, NY

Joo Won Park
Detroit, MI

Juventas New Music Ensemble
Boston, MA

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA

Kate Stenberg
San Francisco, CA

Kathy Westwater
New York, NY

Katie Jacobson
New York, NY

Kerrytown Concert House
Ann Arbor, MI

Kristina Dutton
Berkeley, CA

Ledah Finck
Baltimore, MD

line upon line percussion
Austin, TX

LONGLEASH
New York, NY

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York, NY

Market Square Concerts
Harrisburg, PA

Molly Joyce
Pittsburgh, PA

Momenta Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Music from Copland House
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Nadia Shpachenko
Claremont, CA

Nashville Symphony
Nashville, TN

Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis
New York, NY

National String Project Consortium
Watkins Glen, NY

New Music Chicago
Chicago, IL

New York Live Arts
New York, NY

Nimbus Dance Works
Jersey City, NJ

Ning Yu
New York, NY

Niurca Marquez
Miami, FL

Northwest Sinfonietta
Tacoma, WA

Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, NY

Pamela Madsen
Laguna Beach, CA

Performance Garage
Philadelphia, PA

Periapsis Music and Dance
Brooklyn, NY

Pheeroan akLaff
Montclair, NJ

Pierre Jalbert
Houston, TX

PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY

PUBLIQuartet
New York, NY

Qubit
New York, NY

Racoco
Brooklyn, NY

Ragamala Dance Company
Minneapolis, MN

Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra
Raleigh, NC

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Roulette Intermedium
Brooklyn, NY

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Montclair, NJ

Sara Serpa
New York, NY

Silkroad
Boston, MA

Sō Percussion
Brooklyn, NY

Society for New Music
Syracuse, NY

Stanford Live
Stanford, CA

Steve Weiser
Erie, PA

the [Switch~ Ensemble]
Brooklyn, NY

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD

The Dessoff Choirs, Inc.
New York, NY

The Francesca Harper Project
New York, NY

The Kitchen
New York, NY

Third Rail Projects
New York, NY

Tiffany Mills
Brooklyn, NY

Timothy Nelson
Washington, DC

Treehouse Shakers
New York, NY

Yacine Boulares
Brooklyn, NY

{Trés}
Minneapolis, MN

~Nois
Chicago, IL

a canary torsi | Yanira Castro
Brooklyn, NY

A’Lelia Bundles

Aaron Einbond
New York, NY

Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Johnson
Albany, CA

Aaron Ragsdale
Brookings, SD

Adam Groh
Sylva, NC

Adam Vidiksis
Philadelphia, PA

Ade Gee
Greenville, SC

Aeolus Quartet
New York, NY

Akropolis Reed Quintet
Detroit, MI

Alarm Will Sound
New York, NY

Albany Symphony
Albany, NY

Alec Hall
New York, NY

Alexander Hyman
Seattle, WA

Alexandra Gardner
Baltimore, MD

Aliana de la Guardia
Boston, MA

Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.
Allentown, PA

Allison Burke

Allison Loggins-Hull
Montclair, NJ

Alvin Lucier

Alyssa Weinberg
New York, NY

Amanda Ekery

Amanda Justice
Brooklyn, NY

Amber Vistein
Cambridge, MA

American Brass Quintet
New York, NY

Amirtha Kidambi
Queens, NY

Amiya Brown
Seattle, WA

Amy Tan

andPlay
New York, NY

Andrew Cyrille, Andrew J.S.

Andrew Kozar
New York, NY

Andrew Stoltz
Austin, TX

Andrew Waggoner
New York, NY

Angélica Negrón
Brooklyn, NY

Anna Weesner
Philadelphia, PA

Anna-Louise Walton

Anne Hege
Kensington, CA

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Greeley, CO

Annika Socolofsky
Princeton, NJ

Anthony Vine
San Diego, CA

Aparna Ramaswamy
Minneapolis, MN

ArcoIris Sandoval
New York, NY

Areon Flutes
San Francisco, CA

Argus Quartet
New Haven, CT

Arts for Art
New York, NY

Arturo O’Farrill
arx duo
New Haven, CT

Ashley Bathgate
New York, NY

Aska Kaneko

Augusta Read Thomas
Chicago, IL

Aurie Hsu

Austin New Music Co-op
Austin, TX

Avi Amon
Brooklyn, NY

Ayanna Woods

Baba Israel

Bang on a Can
Brooklyn, NY

Barry Sharp

Benjamin Aron
Cambridge, MA

Benjamin Broening
Richmond, VA

Beth Morrison Projects
Brooklyn, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, NY

Billy Martin
New York, NY

Bløm Meadworks

Bob Holman

Bobby Bradford
Los Angeles, CA

Bora Yoon
New York, NY

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Malden, MA

Boston Musica Viva
Boston, MA

Boston Opera Collaborative
Boston, MA

Brent Fariss
Austin, TX

Brian Balmages

Bridge Records
New Rochelle, NY

Brightwork New Music
Los Angeles, CA

Brooklyn Rider

Buffalo Chamber Players
Buffalo, NY

Camille Seaman, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc.
Katonah, NY

Carlos Bandera

Caroline Mallonee
Buffalo, NY

Cassidy Chey
Boston, MA

Catalyst Quartet
New York, NY

Cedille Chicago, NFP
Chicago, IL

Cheryl Leonard
San Francisco, CA

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Chicago, IL

Chloe Perkes
Philadelphia, PA

Chris Dingman
Brooklyn, NY

Christopher Cerrone
Brooklyn, NY

Christopher Chandler
Richmond, VA

Christopher Farrell
Nashville, TN

Christopher Theofanidis
New Haven, CT

Christy Funsch
San Francisco, CA

Claire Porter
Teaneck, NJ

Clarice Assad
Chicago, IL

Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project
Cleveland, OH

Colton Dixon
Seattle, WA

Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.
West Hartford, CT

Contemporaneous
New York, NY

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Creative Music Studio
Woodstock, NY

Curtis Stewart
New York, NY

Dalit Warshaw
Forest Hills, NY

Danny Mekonnen
Boston, MA

Dave Burrell

David Biedenbender
East Lansing, MI

David Bird
New York, NY

David Brynjar Franzson

David Clay Mettens
Chicago, IL

David Coll
Oakland, CA

David Lang
New York, NY

David Lockington

David Sanford
Northampton, MA

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
Narrowsburg, NY

Derek Bermel, Detroit Greenways Coalition
Detroit, MI

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Detroit, MI

Deviant Septet
New York, NY

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble
Cambridge, MA

Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA, Inc.)
New York, NY

Duende
Philadelphia, PA

Duke Performances
Durham, NC

Duo Alterity
CT

Edisa Weeks
Brooklyn, NY

Editions Verde
Val Verde, CA

Elizabeth A. Baker
Saint Petersburg, FL

Emi Ferguson
New York, NY

Emily Bunning
Brooklyn, NY

Emma Griffin
New York, NY

Emma O’Halloran
Princeton, NJ

EMPAC – The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer
Troy, NY

Ensemble Dal Niente
Chicago, IL

Ensemble Échappé
New York, NY

ensemble soundinitiative
Paris, FR

Eric Dyer

Eric Umble
Brooklyn, NY

Erin Bednarz

Erin O’Hara

Erin Rogers
New York, NY

Etienne Charles
East Lansing, MI

Everette Minchew, Experiments in Opera
Brooklyn, NY

Fivebyfive
Rochester, NY

Flyaway Productions
San Francisco, CA

Four/Ten Media

Fuego Quartet

Gabriel Cabezas
New York, NY

Gabriel Crouch

Gabriela Ortiz

Gabrielle Herbst
Brooklyn, NY

Gavin Reub

Ge Wang
Stanford, CA

Gemma Peacocke
Princeton, NJ

George Lewis
New York, NY

Grand Canyon Music Festival
Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Allendale, MI

Grant Park Music Festival
Chicago, IL

Hadar Ahuvia
Brooklyn, NY

Hannah Lash
Hew Haven, CT

Harold Meltzer
New York, NY

Heather Cornell
Valley Cottage, NY

Heidi Duckler Dance
Los Angeles, CA

Helen Simoneau
Winston-Salem, NC

Helga Davis
New York, NY

Heloise Gold, Hub New Music
Boston, MA

Human Rights / Radio Haiti Archive | David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Durham, NC

Ian Dicke
Los Angeles, CA

Innova Recordings
St. Paul, MN

Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Bethesda, MD

Invisible Anatomy
New York, NY

Irene Han

Isabel Lepanto-Gleicher

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

Isaiah Singer
Brooklyn, NY

J.D. Steele
Minneapolis, MN

JACK Quartet
New York, NY

Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

Jane Rigler
Colorado Springs, CO

Jannina Norpoth
Jason Cady
Queens, NY

Jason Thorpe Buchanan
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Herriott
Fort Atkinson, WI

Jennifer Zetlan

Jerron Herman
New York, NY

Jessica Krash
Washington, DC

Jessie Marino
Rome, IT

Jessie Montgomery

Jewlia Eisenberg

Jillian Flexner
New York, NY

Joel Thompson
Johan Svensson
Gothenburg, SE

John Dorhauer
Chicago, IL

Jon Anderson
Detroit, MI

Jonathan Bailey Holland
Boston, MA

Jonathan Howard Katz
Brooklyn, NY

Joo Won Park
Detroit, MI

Jordan Dykstra
Middletown, CT

Jorinde Keesmaat

Jose Luis de la Paz
Miami, FL

Joshua Clausen
Minneapolis, MN

Juan Fontanive

Juan Martinez

Julia Wolfe
New York, NY

Juri Seo
Princeton, NJ

Juventas New Music Ensemble
Boston, MA

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA

Kamala Sankaram
Bronx, NY

Karl Berger
Woodstock, NY

Karmina Silec

Kate Soper

Kate Stenberg
CA

Kate Wallich
Seattle, WA

Katha Dance Theatre
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Katherine Bergman
MN

Kathleen Maguire
San Francisco, CA

Kathy Couch
Northampton, MA

Kathy Westwater
New York, NY

Katie Jacobson

Keith Phares

Keith Witty
New York, NY

Ken Ueno
Berkeley, CA

Kenji Bunch
Portland, OR

Kerrytown Concert House
Ann Arbor, MI

Kim Miskowicz

Kinetic Ensemble
Houston, TX

Kiyoko McCrae
New Orleans, LA

Kristina Dutton
Berkeley, CA

Kyle Austin

Larry Ochs
Berkeley, CA

Laura Kaminsky
Bronx, NY

Lauren Cauley
New York, NY

Laurent Dubois
Durham, NC

Leaha Maria Villarreal
Los Angeles, CA

Ledah Finck
Baltimore, MD

Lesley Flanigan

Leyla McCalla
New Orleans, LA

Lidiya Yankovskaya
Chicago, IL

Liliya Ugay

Linda May Han Oh
New York, NY

line upon line percussion
Austin, TX

Lisa Mezzacappa
Berkeley, CA

Lisa Moore
New York, NY

LONGLEASH
New York, NY

Loren Loiacono

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lu Wang
Providence, RI

Luke Damrosch
Boston, MA

Lynn Wright

M. Lamar

Marilyn Nonken
New York, NY

Mark Reigelman

Market Square Concerts

Martin Bresnick

Martyn Axe
New York, NY

Mary Elizabeth Bowden
Winston-Salem, SC

Mary Kouyoumdjian
Brooklyn, NY

Matthew Schumaker

Matthew Welch
New York, NY

Maxwell Dulaney
New Orleans, LA

Mazz Swift
Brooklyn, NY

Meera Dugal
New York, NY

Megan Arns
Columbia, MO

Melanie George

Meshell Ndegeocello

Michael Begay
Tuba City, AZ

Michael Joseph McQuilken
New York, NY

Miguel del Aguila
Seattle, WA

Miguel Zenon
New York, NY

Mike Hadreas

Mimi Jones

Molly Joyce
Pittsburgh, PA

Momenta Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Morgan Evans-Weiler
Malden, MA

Music from Copland House
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Myra Melford

Nadia Shpachenko
Claremont, CA

Nasheet Waits

Nashville Symphony
Nashville, TN

Nathan Clevenger
Oakland, CA

Nathan Corder

Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis
New York, NY

Nathaniel Braddock

National String Project Consortium

Network for New Music

New Morse Code
Lawrence, KS

New Music Chicago
Chicago, IL

New York Live Arts
New York, NY

Nicholas Isherwood

Nicholas Revel

Nicholas Van Young
New York, NY

Nicole Mitchell
Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Pearce
Jackson Heights, NY

Nimbus Dance Works
Jersey City, NJ

Nina C. Young
New York, NY

Ning Yu
New York, NY

Niurca Marquez
Miami, FL

Noa Even
Cleveland, OH

Noelle McMurtry

Northwest Sinfonietta

Oktaven Audio
Yonkers, NY

Oompa
Boston, MA

Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, NY

Oscar Bettison

Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union

Pam Tanowitz

Pamela Madsen
Laguna Beach, CA

Pamela Z
San Francisco, CA

Patricia Alessandrini

Paula Matthusen

Performance Garage
Philadelphia, PA

Periapsis Music and Dance
Brooklyn, NY

Peter Askim
Raleigh, NC

Peter Shin
Los Angeles, CA

Pheeroan akLaff
Montclair, NJ

Phil Taylor
Boulder, CO

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Philadelphia, PA

Pierre Jalbert
Houston, TX

Preeti Vasudevan
New York, NY

PRISM Quartet, Inc.
New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA

PUBLIQuartet
New York, NY

Qubit
New York, NY

Quince Ensemble
Chicago, IL

Quinn Collins
Philadelphia, PA

Quintan Ana Wikswo Racoco
Brooklyn, NY

Ragamala Dance Company
Minneapolis, MN

Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra
Raleigh, NC

Ranee Ramaswamy
Minneapolis, MN

Raven Chacon

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Ricky Ian Gordon

Risha Rox

Rob Deemer
Fredonia, NY

Robert Jesselson

Robert Lydecker
Los Angeles, CA

Roberto Sierra
Camillus, NY

Ronald Brown

Roulette Intermedium
Brooklyn, NY

Ruairi Oneill

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Montclair, NJ

Ryan Ingebritsen
Chicago, IL

Sabrina Schroeder
Vancouver, CA

San Francisco Cinematheque
San Francisco, CA

Sandbox Percussion
Brooklyn, NY

Sandeep Das
Boston, MA

Sara Serpa
New York, NY

Sarah Cahill
Berkeley, CA

Sarah Thomas

Scott Worthington
Los Angeles, CA

Sean Hagerty
New York, NY

Shattered Glass Ensemble
New York, NY

Shauna Fallihee

Shelley Washington
Princeton, NJ

Sidney Chen
San Francisco, CA

Silkroad
Boston, MA

Sō Percussion
Brooklyn, NY

Society for New Music
Syracuse, NY

Sophie Benn
Cleveland, OH

Sophie Till
Stanford Live
Stanford, CA

Stephan Moore
Chicago, IL

Stephanie Griffin
New York, NY

Stephen Jaffe

Steve Weiser

Steven Kemper
New Brunswick, NJ

Steven Snowden
Boston, MA

Susan Thomasson

Susanna Loewy
Philadelphia, PA

Tammy Yonce
Brookings, SD

Tania Leon

Ted Hearne
Los Angeles, CA

Terry Sweeney
New York, NY

the [Switch~ Ensemble]
Brooklyn, NY

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc.
Boston, MA

The Canales Project

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD

The Dessoff Choirs, Inc.
New York, NY

The Flea
New York, NY

The Francesca Harper Project
New York, NY

The Kitchen
New York, NY

The Lark Quartet
New York, NY

Theo Chandler

Third Coast Percussion
Chicago, IL

Third Rail Projects
New York, NY

Tiffany Mills
Brooklyn, NY

Tim Eriksen

Tim Keiper

Timothy Nelson

Toby Twining

Tom Flaherty
Claremont, CA

Tomeka Reid
Chicago, IL

Tony Arnold

Travis Weller
Austin, TX

Treehouse Shakers
New York, NY

Trevor Bumgarner
Los Angeles, CA

Tribeca New Music, Inc.
New York, NY

Tyshawn Sorey

Val Jeanty

Viet Cuong
Philadelphia, PA

Vinny Golia
Los Angeles, CA

Vivian Fung
San Jose, CA

Whitespace Gallery

Whitney George
Brooklyn, NY

William Hooker
New York, NY

William Parker
New York, NY

Yacine Boulares
Brooklyn, NY

Yoshiko Chuma
New York, NY

Yousif Sheronick
Tuckahoe, NY

Yuanyuan (Kay) He
Tucson, AZ

Zac Bru
Detroit, MI

Zach Sheets
New York, NY

ENDOWMENT

Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Baisley Powell Elebash Fund

The Ford Foundation

The William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation

Francis Goelet Charitable
Lead Trusts

The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation

The National Endowment
for the Arts

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Helen F. Whitaker Fund

Anonymous

 

INSTITUTIONS

$100,000+

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Howard Gilman Foundation

New York State Council
on the Arts

NYC Department of
Cultural Affairs

$50,000-99,999

The Aaron Copland
Fund for Music

The Alice M. Ditson Fund

The National Endowment
for the Arts

$10,000-$49,999

Baisley Powell Elebash Fund

The Amphion Foundation

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Francis Goelet Charitable Lead

Trusts

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

$3,000-$9,999

ASCAP Corporation

ASCAP Foundation

BMI Foundation

Pennsylvania Council
on the Arts

$1,000-$2,999

BMI Corporation

Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation

COMPOSERS LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

New Music USA acknowledges the
significant gifts of $500 and above
from the following composers:

John Adams
John Luther Adams
Samuel Adler
Daniel Asia
Martin Brody
Donald Crockett
Michael Daugherty
Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Daniel S. Godfrey
Donald Grantham
John Harbison
Joel Harrison
Stephen Hartke
Jake Heggie
Jennifer Higdon
Pierre Jalbert
Benjamin B. Johnston
Debra Kaye
Lori Laitman
David Liptak
David Ludwig
Steven Mackey
Beata Moon
Robert Paterson
Mark W. Phillips
Frank Proto
Shulamit Ran
Steve Reich
Elena L. Ruehr
Michael Schelle
Elliott Schwartz
Laura Schwendinger
Alex Shapiro
Judith Shatin
Steven Stucky (deceased)
Stephen Taylor
Augusta Read Thomas
Frank Ticheli
Donald Walker
Dan Welcher
James H. Willey
Ellen T. Zwilich
Anonymous

Individuals

$10,000+

John Duffy Estate
Mr. Alan Kornberg
Frederick and Alexandra Peters
Justus and Elizabeth Schlichting
Joseph A. and Nancy Meli Walker

$3,000-$9,999

John Adams and
Deborah O’Grady
Ms. Marya Martin
and Mr. Kenneth Davidson
A. Slade and Phyllis Mills
Barbara A. Petersen

$1,200-$2,999

Mr. Aaron Egigian
Dorothea Endicott
Daniel S. Godfrey
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnstone
James Kendrick
Ryan McNaughton
Ms. Gayle Morgan
Mr. and Ms. Linda and Stuart Nelson
Ms. Frances Richard
Mr. Paul J. Sperry
Matías Tarnopolsky

$600-$1,199

Mr. Samuel Adler
Mrs. Susan Bienkowski
and Mr. Wang Lee
Mr. John Bierbusse
NancyBell Coe
Reena Esmail
Ms. Jennifer Higdon
Ms. Lori Laitman
Thomas W. Morris
Dawn Upshaw
Libby Van Cleve & Jack Vees
Gail Wein Classical Music Communications, Inc.
Carina Wohl
Judith Lang Zaimont
Anonymous (3)

$300-$599

Astrid and John Baumgardner
Susan Feder
Stephen Grenholm
Mr. Edward Harsh
Human and Civil Rights
Organizations of America
Amy Iwano
Maestro David Alan Miller
Martin and Lucy Murray
Frank J. Oteri
Mr. Steve Reich
Mr. Norman D. Ryan
Molly Sheridan
Mr. Stephen Sondheim
Deborah Steinglass
Mr. Lawrence Tarlow
Stephen Taylor
Mr. Dan Welcher
Mr. Richard Wilson
Mark Winges
Mr. Ed Yim
Anonymous

$120-$299

Mr. Ted Allen
Dr. Dwight D. Andrews
Mr. David Borden
Mr. Allen Brings
Mr. Philip C. Brunelle
Theodore Chapin
Gloria Cheng
Anthony B. Creamer III
Mr. Noah Creshevsky
Mr. Donald Crockett
Mr. Michael Daugherty
Mr. Richard Einhorn
John Evans
Peter Golub
Jake Heggie
Kathy Henkel
William Holab
Mr. David Liptak
Chen Yi & Zhou Long
Mr. Barry Mandel
Mr. Ed Matthew
Maury Newburger
Mr. Marc D. Ostrow
Neva Pilgrim
Shulamit Ran
Mr. Peter Rubardt
Alex Shapiro
Ms. Lucy A. Shelton
Kojiro Umezaki
Michele Van Tassel
In honor of Sendrovitz & Sinclair
Spencer Vidulich
Jennifer Wada
Wes York & Robert Scrofani
Anonymous (3)

$60-$119

Bill Alves
Ms. Eve Beglarian
Dr. Nancy R. Bogen
Ms. Joanne Hubbard Cossa
Dr. Michael G. Cunningham
Graeme Francis
Mr. Ralph Grierson
John Harris
Ms. Tania Leon
Vivian Perlis
Amy and Robert Poster
Glenn Reed
Sarah Schaffer
Louise K. Smith
Rand Steiger
Dawn Upshaw
Libby Van Cleve & Jack Vees
Gail Wein Classical Music
Communications, Inc.
Carina Wohl
Anonymous

$1-$59

Daniel Asia
Robert and Linda Attiyeh
Ms. Carol Barnett
William Bolcom and Joan Morris
Thomas D. Brosh
Ms. Nancy S. Clarke
In honor of Debbie Steinglass
Mr. Conrad Cummings
Paul Elwood
Marti Epstein
In memory of Oliver Knussen
John Graves
Patrick Hargon
Deirdre Harrison
Ethan Joseph
Debra Kaye
Sharan Leventhal
Matthew Levy
Harold Lichtin
Ronald Perera
Luke Rackers
Harry Teague
Mr. Steven Tintweiss
Mr. David Vayo
P. Kellach Waddle
Jae Woo
Anonymous (3)

Total Revenue :
$2,377,697

Total Expenses :
$2,365,697
(including $1,030,781 in grants to the field)

Endowment value as of 6/30/19:
$16,194,111

Officers

Frederick Peters, Chair
Amy Iwano, Vice Chair
Matías Tarnopolsky, Secretary
Joseph Walker, Treasurer

Trustees

Theodore Chapin (through 6/30/2019)
Dorothea Endicott
James Kendrick
Alan Kornberg
Chere Lott (term starting 7/1/2019)
Marya Martin
Phyllis Mills
Gayle Morgan
Barbara A. Petersen
Frances Richard
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Steven Tresnan (term starting 7/1/2019)

Steve Stucky, Founding Member In Memoriam
Steve Reich, Trustee Emeritus

Program Council

Seth Boustead, Co-chair
Nathalie Joachim, Co-chair
Courtney Bryan
Sarah Cahill
Michael Ching
Paul Dresher
Jennifer Jolley
George Lewis
Jimmy Lopez
David Ludwig
Paula Matthusen
Meg Okura
Graham Reynolds
Derrick Spiva
Dale Trumbore

Staff

Madeline Bohm
Software Engineer & Designer

Kristen Doering (through 2/15/2019)
Grantmaking Manager

Amber Evans (starting 9/5/2018)
Grantmaking Associate

Eddy Ficklin
Director of Platform

Miles Freeman (starting 9/4/2018)
Development Manager

Ed Harsh (through 9/28/2018)
President and CEO

Megan Ihnen (starting 8/6/2018)
Content Associate

Shayna Jeffers (through 12/5/2018)
Finanace Manager

Brad Lenz (through 8/3/2018)
Development Manager

Eileen Mack
Software Engineer & Platform Strategist

Frank J. Oteri
Composer Advocate & Co-Editor, NewMusicBox

Vanessa Reed (starting 8/15/2019)
President and CEO

Sam Reising (through 7/13/2018)
Community Platform Strategist & Grantmaking Manager

Molly Sheridan
Director of Content & Co-Editor, NewMusicBox

Deborah Steinglass
Interim CEO (10/1/2018 – 8/14/2019)
Director of Development

Ricky Tyler (starting 11/1/2018)
Administrative Associate

Scott Winship
Director of Grantmaking Programs

Grace and Mercy performance
(Cover photos by Julieta Cervantes)

Syrian-Lebanese musicians performing at an event put on by the Syrian Ladies Club of El Paso
(Photo courtesy of Amanda Ekery)

Grace and Mercy performance
(Photo by Julieta Cervantes)

Oompa performing City of Women
(Photo by Sarah Whitling)

Nathan Clevinger at the piano
(Photo by Kristina Dutton)

Performance of Identity: Freedom
(Photo by Ian Douglas)

Randy Weston
(Photo by Molly Sheridan)

Ellen Reid
(Photo by Molly Sheridan)

Anthony R. Green
(Photo by Ben Semisch)

Connie Frigo (saxophone), Tim Adams (perccussion) and Cynthia Johnston Turner performing the first movement of Timothy K. Adams’s Charlottesville
(Photo courtesy of Cynthia Johnston Turner)

Chrysanthe Tan
(Photo courtesy of the artist)

Clockwise from bottom left: photo of Stacy Garrop by SnoStudios Photography, photo of Hannibal Lokumbe by Mark Winslett, photo of Lembit Beecher by Jamie Jung, photo of Anna Clyne by Javier Oddo, and photo of Theodore Wiprud by Rich Press