An Evening with Stephanie Chou Quintet – Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

City Winery New York , United States

Stephanie Chou -- a 2016 ACF JFund (now ACF | create) award winner -- is a Chinese-American jazz composer/saxophonist/singer who blends influences from her Chinese heritage with Western jazz and pop to create a bracingly original sound that draws audiences across the globe, creating immediate cross-cultural connections. Comfort Girl, her bold, innovative song cycle/jazz opera, […]

$20 – $25

NEA Big Read Study Group no. 5

Springboard for the Arts 262 University Ave West, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Immigration, Identity and the Arts You are invited to join American Composers Forum (ACF) and East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 pm CT for the culminating event of our "Immigration, Identity, and the Arts" series. Taking place at the Community Hall in the newly-renovated Springboard for the Arts complex in […]

Asuka Kakitani (2019 McKnight Composer Fellow) Album Release Concert

On Saturday, June 24, the Japanese composer Asuka Kakitani presents a concert at Studio Z (St. Paul, Minn.), to support her new solo percussion album Twelve Months in Minnesota (out on June 30), featuring Eri Isomura and inspired by nature in the state. Kakitani is a 2019 McKnight Composer Fellow and a 2016 JFund awardee […]


2022 McKnight Visiting Composer Victor Marquez-Barrios’ – ‘A Path Home/Camino a Casa’

Truman State University

The world premiere of the song cycle A Path Home/Camino a Casa, with music by Victor Márquez-Barrios and lyrics by Márquez-Barrios and Rodolfo Nieto, will take place on Friday, October 27, at 7:30pm in Truman State University. These songs were inspired by testimonies provided by a group of Latino immigrants living in the Twin Cities area […]


ACF | Create awardee Stephanie Chou performing “Comfort Girl” @ Sutton Center, NY

New York Hilton Midown | Suon Center 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

ACF | Create awardee Stephanie Chou will be performing her work Comfort Girl. NY Hilton Midtown - 1335 6th Ave (54th St. and 6th Ave) SUTTON Center, 2nd Floor, free and open to the public Friday Jan 12 - 7:50pm Follow the link for more information: Comfort Girl is a song-cycle inspired by true stories […]

Free and open to the public

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

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 […]

National Flute Association hosts Vanessa Rose | ACF Exec. Director

Via Zoom

National Flute Association - IDEA Committee: 2024 Speaker Series Join members of the NFA's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee for enriching conversations with today's arts leaders. These Zoom events are free and open to the public - no NFA membership required. Vanessa Rose | American Composers Forum Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 | 7:00-8:30pm CST Join […]

SphinxConnect 2024 – AMPLIFY

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI, United States

The Sphinx Organization brings you the largest and longest-standing convening dedicated to diversity and inclusion in classical music January 25-27, 2024! With over 30 sessions designed to inspire and ignite action and spark collaboration, the participation of more than 90 speakers, keynote addresses by luminaries and trailblazers, and much more: you won’t want to miss […]

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ACF @ SphinxConnect 2024 presenting “Composing Inclusion”

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI, United States

What happens when young music students have the opportunity to not only perform side-by-side works with professional musicians but also play new works with "flex scores" written especially for them? What about when that living composer invites them to contribute to the creation of the work, or when they share a similar background from them […]

ACF McKnight Composer Fellows Concert @ The Great Northern

The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Featuring Mychal “MMYYKK” Fisher, deVon Russell Gray, LaAerial, and Troy Rogers (aka Robot Rickshaw) Wed, Jan 31, 7:30–9:30 pm Cedar Cultural Center Tickets: $17 The Great Northern joins forces with American Composers Forum (ACF) to showcase ACF’s most recent cohort of Minnesota-based McKnight Composer Fellows: Mychal “MMYYKK” Fisher, deVon Russell Gray, LaAerial, and Troy Rogers […]


The Muatas: Battle Weary Visual Album (2022 MMCA Winners)

Pangea World Theater 711 Lake St W, Minneapolis, MN, United States

In this project the idea was to tell an abstract musical and visual narrative of a group of Black South Minneapolis residents moving through the racial unrest we experienced in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, while also moving through the global pandemic and shutdowns, as well as the political unrest that soon followed. […]

$5 – $25

ACF @ Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Convention

Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, United States

American Composers Forum presents - "Connecting Our Students to Cutting-Edge Chamber Repertoire: New Solo and Ensemble Music Written by Black Composers" This session will highlight new pedagogical chamber music repertoire available for educators to include in their high school-level solo and ensemble repertoire by composers supported through various American Composers Forum commissions. There will also […]