Composite image of ACO Musicians with Tania Leon

March 12-13, 2020 Underwood New Music Readings

Marian Anderson Theater
Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York
129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031


ACO will hold its 29th Annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, 2020. Six composers will hear ACO perform their work live for the first time, receive personalized mentorship, and an archival recording. Two commission opportunities will be available to this year’s participants: the Underwood Commission and Audience Choice each award the chance to write a new work for ACO.


Available in January 2020






Call for Scores

Applications for composers close on September 19, 2019. Learn more and apply now >>

The Readings are open to the public for a nominal admission price. Stay-tuned for more details to be announced in early 2020.