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.
The new EarShot Composer Archive is an online searchable list of composers and works that have been selected, workshopped and read/performed by an EarShot member orchestra.
EarShot Opportunities 2016-17
This opportunity has been postponed until the 2017-18 season, more info coming soon…
May 3-4, 2017
EarShot Charlotte Symphony New Music Readings
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Christopher Warren-Green, Music Director
Mentor composers and participating composers TBA
Check back for details
EarShot Indianapolis New Music Reading and Competition – Sept. 23, 2016
Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Reading – Sept. 21, 2016
EarShot is a partnership between the American Composers Orchestra, League of American Orchestras, American Composers Forum, 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.
EarShot partnerships during the 2015-2016 season included the Naples Philharmonic New Music Readings and Competition as well as ACO’s own Underwood New Music Readings (June 2015) and Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings. ACO also took to Beijing for the Earshot: China – US Emerging Composers Competition. Since the network’s founding more than five-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 La Jolla and 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:
Greg Evans, Director of Operations
c/o American Composers Orchestra
244 West 54th Street, Suite 805
New York, NY 10019
EarShot is made possible with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.