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

January 18, 2024

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

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.

(plus more to be announced).

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 – January 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. Plus, hear from practitioners themselves who are applying these strategies as composers, performers, and/or commissioners. Participants include composer Ivette Herryman Rodriguez, lawyer Ari Solotoff, BMI’s Deirdre Chadwick, members of the Haven Trio, and ACF staff Carolina Heredia.

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.