Some of these organizations issue special calls for scores for performance at their gatherings (these will be posted on the ACF Opportunities webpage as we become aware of them).

Even gatherings that do not offer special showcases for new music might of interest to composers eager to learn more about writing for particular instruments or to network with performers.

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New York Flute Club
Flute Fair

International Trumpet Guild
National Convention: 2018 Conference TBA

Opera America
National Conference: June 20 -23, 2018 in St. Louis, MO

International Tuba Euphonium Association
2017 ITEA Regional Conferences Listed here.

New Directions Cello Festival
National Convention: 2018 TBA

American Viola Society
American Viola Society Festival 2018 June 13-16, 2018 at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA

Dance USA
National Convention: 2018 TBA

League of American Orchestras
National Conference: June 13-15, 2018 in Chicago, Il

International French Horn Society
Horn Symposium June 26 – 30, 2017 in Natal, Brazil

Chorus America
National Convention: June 21-24, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

American Guild of Organists
National Conventions:
July 2-6, 2018 in Kansas City, MO & July 5-10, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

Guitar Foundation of America
National Convention: June 19 – 24, 2017 in Fullerton, CA & June 18-23, 2018 in Louisville, KY

International Double Reed Society
National Conference: June 20 -24, 2017 in Appleton, WI & August 28 – September 1, 2018 in Granada, Spain

Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium
June 2018

American Harp Society
National Convention: June 27-30, 2018 in Redlands, CA

World Flute Society
National Convention: August 1-5, 2018

International Clarinet Association
ClarinetFest: July 26-30, 2017 in Orlando, FL & July 6-11, 208 in Ostend, Belgium

National Flute Association
National Convention: August 10-13,2017 in Minneapolis, MN

College Music Society
National Convention: October 26-28, 2017 in San Antonio,TX

Violin Society of America
National Convention: November 9-11, 2017 in Arlington, VA

Chamber Music America
National Convention: January 4-7, 2018 in New York, NY

Conductors Guild
Annual Conference: January 11-13, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX

College Band Directors National Association
National Convention: 2018 TBA

Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)
National Conference: TBA
Regional Conferences: see website here

International Society of Bassists (ISB)
National Convention:
2018 TBA

International Clarinet Association
July 26-30, 2017 (Orlando, Fla.)