Anyone can join!
As a member of the Forum you are connected to your colleagues and the wider world of new music. You can access a large variety of information for professional composers and find ways to promote your music and your career. By joining the Forum, you join a national network of people devoted to music as a living art.
With over 2,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, you are part of a community that is continually breaking new ground in music and advocating for the professional composer.
Forum members will also receive automatic membership in the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), a national arts advocacy network of more than 27,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. ACF members receive from PAA periodic email notifications of important arts-related legislation and other national advocacy activities.
Why Become a Member
Although we are primarily a membership network for U.S. composers, we welcome new members who are performers, friends, and supporters of new music from anywhere in the world. There are many benefits to membership:
- Access to more detailed listings on the ACF Opportunities List
- A member profile page on our website
- Inclusion in our Composer Member Directory
- Ability to post score listings in the New Music USA Online Library
- Access to useful legal and professional development material on the ACF website
- Invitations to periodic professional development workshops, seminars and networking opportunities
- ACF email newsletter and program alerts
- Automatic Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) membership
- Discounts on Finale® notational software via MusicBarn.com
- Fiscal Sponsorship for commissions, performances, and projects (must be approved by the President)