BandQuest

BandQuest®, an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for band, is a program published by the American Composers Forum. The series was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh band music.

ChoralQuest

ChoralQuest® is an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for middle-level choir, is a program published by the American Composers Forum. The series was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh choral music.

Educational Resources and Curricula

ACF endeavors to support young composers and to be the national resource for supporting, guiding and inspiring educators.

Minnesota Varsity Composer Program

Minnesota Varsity showcases the top high-school musical talent from Classical Minnesota Public Radio's listening region. ACF is proud to coordinate the composer category, which provides high school students with annual workshop, mentoring, and performance opportunities.

NextNotes Lab

NextNotes Lab is a student-driven offshoot of the flagship NextNotes® High School Composition Awards program. Whereas NextNotes is nationwide, NextNotes Lab focuses on the Twin Cities community of young composers.

NextNotes® High School Music Creator Awards

NextNotes High School Music Creator Awards is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music - in any genre! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single piece in any genre or style.