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ACF + Chamber Music America Co-Present at CMA National Conference

January 18

Join us in NYC for the CMA Conference and be part of Anatomy of a Commission!

ACF constituents use promo code ACF10CMA  when registering and receive $10 off

Sessions include an interactive town hall about the commissioning process, dialogue about applying best practices between composers and collaborators, and a composers/creators-only summit to share, support, and learn together

ACF is grateful to Augusta Gross and Leslie Samuels for their underwriting support of this event.

List of ACF Events:

Listening Lounge – Jan 18 11:30AM–06:00PM EST

Visit the Listening Lounge for a personal sonic experience. At your leisure, listen to a playlist of recent compositions curated by our partners at the American Composers Forum, featuring music from their in-house record label, innova Recordings.

Keynote by composer Paola Prestini – Jan 18 01:00PM-02:00PM EST
Plus Paola in conversation with ACF Executive Director Vanessa Rose and CMA President & CEO Kevin Kwan Loucks

Town Hall: Anatomy of a Commission – Jan 18 02:30PM–04:00PM EST

ACF’s new digital resource, Anatomy of a Commission, seeks to provide transparency about the commissioning process and encourage positive, equitable experiences among composers and collaborators. At this interactive event, hosted by ACF, contributors share insight and invite questions as well as feedback to inform the next iteration of the project: chamber music and small ensemble commissions. Panelists include music lawyer Ari Solotoff, BMI’s Deirdre Chadwick, and ACF staff/composer Carolina Heredia.

Then, hear from practitioners themselves who are applying these strategies: composer Ivette Herryman Rodriguez and her collaborator Lindsay Kesselman from the Haven Trio,  plus presenter Jenny Bilfield (Washington Performing Arts) and composer Huang Ruo.

Composers’ Summit – Jan 18 04:30PM–05:30PM EST

This affinity-group meeting, facilitated by ACF staff, provides community space for self-identified composers and music creators to share experiences, questions, and ideas with fellow practitioners in the field.