Is Your Orchestra within EarShot?

The National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network

EarShot provides consulting, production, and administrative support for orchestras to undertake readings, residencies, performances and composer-development programs.
EarShot identifies promising orchestral composers, increasing awareness and access to their music.
EarShot supports your orchestra’s commitment to today’s composers.

EarShot is a program of the American Composers Orchestra in collaboration with the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. EarShot helps orchestras around the country to identify and support promising composers in the early stages of their careers. EarShot advises organizations on the programs that would best suit their new-composer needs — from new-music readings to composer residencies and competitions — and assists with planning, identifying composers through its extensive nationwide calls, and program design and execution.

In addition to the New York Philharmonic EarShot Readings, EarShot partnerships during the 2013-2014 season included La Jolla Symphony (September 2013), Berkeley Symphony (Readings on February 2-3, 2014 and May 4-5, 2014), and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra New Music Readings for African-American Composers (March 9-10, 2014). Since the network’s founding more than three-dozen composers have been selected for EarShot new music readings with orchestras across the country including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Pioneer Valley Symphony (MA), New York Youth Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony.

For more information about EarShot’s activities and future plans or to find out how EarShot could help your orchestra enhance its programs in support of new American composers, contact:

Cindi Hubbard - EarShot Project Manager
212.977.8495 x256

c/o American Composers Orchestra
244 West 54th Street, Suite 805
New York, NY 10019

Any orchestra interested in learning more about EarShot is asked to take a brief, no-obligation, survey to help us better understand your orchestra’s programs and goals. Click here to take the survey.

EarShot is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.