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. 

Club membership supports commission fees, printing, rehearsal, and performance costs. Benefits include printed credits in newly-commissioned scores and invitations to exclusive events to meet the artists.

This season, the Club will support commission and premiere of 9 new works by ACO in 2022-23:

  • Last Year by Mark Adamo 
  • Seven Sides of Fire by inti figgis-vizueta
  • Hello, Tomorrow! by Yvette Janine Jackson
  • Modern Yesterdays by Kaki King
  • Floodplains by Ellen Reid
  • New Work by George Lewis
  • New Work by Jihyun Kim
  • Cohere Touch by Trevor New
  • Dream Train by Mendi + Keith Obadike

Read more about each artist, work, and upcoming premiere at this link.

Memberships start at $1. More details about benefits of giving are included below. To join, please email Sydney Cusic at sydney [at] americancomposers [dot] org.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

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

  • Hand-signed score memento from composer of your choice
  • Invitation for two to attend a working rehearsal
  • A pair of tickets to ACO’s season of activities including:

–October 20, 2022 at 7:30p The Natural Order at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
–March 16, 2023 at 7:30p Modern Yesterdays at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
–June 2, 2023 at 7:30p ACO’s EarShot in NYC
–Date TBD CoLABoratory Showcase Concert

  • All $500+ benefits

Premium Member $500+

  • Invitations for two people 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
  • All $1+ Benefits

Student Sponsor $300+

  • Sponsor an NYC-based student to participate in Commission Club events giving them access to:
    • Invitations for two people to two preview events with featured artists
    • A pair of tickets to one concert of your choosing in ACO’s NYC season

$1+ Member

  • Advance access to concert recordings before public release
  • Name listed as a commissioner as part of ACO’s 2022-23 Commission Club in score and on ACO’s website 
  • Bonus interview content from artist Q&As with Garrett McQueen