The National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network

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"If modern orchestra music is to evolve, composers must grow through hearing their music. Earshot, we need you more than ever"
-Jeremy Podgursky, participant composerer

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How Can EarShot Assist My Orchestra?

If your orchestra wants to enhance its work with today's composers, EarShot wants to help. EarShot supports your efforts with  administrative, production and technical assistance, including:

New Music Readings
Realize the work of promising emerging composers

EarShot gets the word out to composers, handles the submissions and score review, provides mentors and workshops, and subsidizes production costs. We put your orchestra on the cutting edge of realizing new works by the nation's most talented emerging composers.

Composer Competitions
Discover a new composer to program on your upcoming season.

EarShot handles the composer selection process and assists your artistic staff in selecting the winner. As a pioneer in the future of orchestral music, your organization gains significant visibility in the field.

Composer Residencies
Create partnerships between your orchestra, audience, and today's brightest composers.

EarShot works with your staff to plan a residency, consults around options and community partners, and shares ideas and best practices from the field. Residencies provide opportunities for artistic excellence and increased visibility.

Youth Orchestra Programs
Connect tomorrow's performers with the music of their time.

EarShot organizes youth orchestra programs that bring mentor composers and instrumentalists to work with your students. We provide administrative coordination and advice to create a rich learning experience for young players and composers alike.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your own ideas and plans.