EarShot is the nation’s first ongoing, systematic program for cultivating relationships between orchestras and emerging composers. A national network of new music readings and composer development programs, EarShot identifies fresh voices reflective of the rich stylistic and cultural diversity present in communities across the country. The program is completely customizable; activities are focused to serve each orchestra’s programmatic goals and community-defined vision.
EarShot is a program of the American Composers Orchestra, in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA.
EarShot creates opportunities for partner orchestras to:
Built new relationships with seven Hispanic/Latinx composers
Reached 500 students and 40 adult educators in one day
Engaged 2,000 new audience members in partnership with ArtPrize
Selected composer alumni include:
Recent partners include:
EarShot recruits and selects emerging composers that reflect the rich stylistic and cultural diversity present in the communities our partner orchestras are privileged to serve.
In the 2019-2020 season, participants were:
ACO accomplishes its work in collaboration with the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Forum, and New Music USA, each of whom assists with recruitment, publicity, and program design.
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