American Music Center Composer Assistance Program
Awarded by New Music USA
To support individual composers to realize their music in performance.
American composers in good standing with the American Music Center.
Total of approximately $80,000 annually. The maximum one-time grant is up to US$5,000.
Applicants must download guidelines from website.
The Helen F Whitaker Fund
- Professional development
New Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community. We mean the whole new music community, from composers to performers to presenters, producers, die-hard fans, casual listeners, curious minds, and beyond. When someone listens, recommends a favorite to a friend, creates or performs a new work, or maybe even commissions a new piece, we’re making the whole community stronger—and bigger. We’re helping new music reach new ears every day. We at New Music USA are passionate advocates for new music focused on what brings the community together in the first place: the music. Our approach to advocacy takes many forms. We provide over $1 million each year in grant support for the creation and performance of new work and community building throughout the country. We amplify the voice of the new music community through NewMusicBox, profiling the people and ideas that energize and challenge music makers today. We stream a wide-ranging catalog of new music around the clock on Counterstream Radio and provide an online home for composers to feature their own music. As an organization, New Music USA is part of a community of advocates for the arts. We are part of the Performing Arts Alliance, the International Association of Music Information Centers, and similar efforts worldwide. We’re always looking for new ways advance the cause of new music, and inspire an ever-growing community of listeners.