Consulting and Project Management

A national pipeline and incubator for new American orchestral music, ACO's EarShot initiatives serve as the nation's first systemic program for building relationships between composers and orchestras nationwide. We have worked with over 2000 composers, and commissioned/premiered over 350 works - often in partnership with orchestras across the US and around the world. Whether through one of our established EarShot programs, or via customized consulting and project management, we help composers and orchestras develop definition-expanding work to ensure a vibrant future.

Interested in discussing a new or expanding project? We have assisted our partners with:

  • Calls for Scores: Program Design, Eligibility Criteria, Equity Audit, Recruitment, Score Review, and Selection
  • Consortium Commissions: Composer and Orchestral Partner Selection, Contracting, Facilitation, Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Artistic Programming: Repertoire Development, Commissioning
  • Residency Design: Workshops, Educational Curriculum Design, Civic Practice Methodology

Recent partners:

  • The League of American Orchestras
  • The Minnesota Orchestra
  • The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • The Cleveland Orchestra