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Welcome to our community of definition-expanding artists, curious listeners and generous patrons dedicated to musical creativity and expression. Sign up for our mailing list to stay in the know on all things ACO, and discover the many ways you can advance ACO's mission through your support.

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Become a Commission Club Member

Ranging from a $1 – $1,000, club membership supports the commission and premiere of 9 new works by ACO in the 2022-23 season

Now in its sixth year, ACO’s Commission Club invites all to join the creative process of commissioning new works with American Composers Orchestra. Members will follow the creative process from start to finish, from discussing an artist’s first creative spark through the writing process, and finally to the rehearsal and premiere.

VIP Member $1,000+ ($725 tax-deductible)

Hand-signed score memento, invitations to attend a working rehearsal, pair of tickets to ACO’s season of activities, plus all $500+ benefits

Premium Member $500+ ($400 tax-deductible)

Invitations to two preview events with featured artists, planned tentatively for November 2022 and February 2023 tentatively, a pair of tickets to one concert of your choosing in ACO’s NYC season, plus all $1+ benefits

Member $1+

Advance access to concert recordings before public release, name listed as a commissioner as part of ACO’s 2022-23 Commission Club, bonus interview content from artist Q&As with Garrett McQueen

Student Sponsor $300

Sponsor an NYC-based student to participate in Commission Club events giving them access to preview events with featured artists and a pair of tickets to one concert of their choosing in ACO’s NYC season

Become a Patron

Patrons are a driving force in our world of creativity and musical expression at the edge. Join our community any level to make a difference.


$ 1
  • Have your name included as an ACO Supporter on our website and receive our newsletter


$ 500
  • Have your name included on our website, receive our newsletter, and observe our musicians at work with a special invitation to attend one rehearsal per season


$ 1,000
  • Delve deeper into ACO’s process with access to select rehearsals
  • Mingle with musicians, composers and special guest artists at the end-of-season Spring Fling Party
  • All $500 + benefits


$ 5,000
  • Meet an ACO Composer with an invitation to attend our exclusive pre-concert receptions
  • Take home a personalized and signed manuscript page from an ACO composer
  • All $1,000 + benefits


$ 10,000
  • Enjoy concierge ticket service with personalized attention from ACO staff
  • Socialize with featured artists with an invitation to attend an intimate soiree
  • All $5,000 + benefits

Leadership Circle

$ 25,000
  • Pursue your curiosity with specialized benefits catered to your unique interests
  • Treasure your investment with a personalized and hand-signed score from an ACO composer
  • All $10,000 + benefits

More Ways To Give

Patrons often include us in corporate matching programs, estate plans via planned giving and make donations via stock transfers. To explore giving options, please call or email us today.

Our Mission & Vision

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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