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2016_New Music USA 


Annual Report

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    Over the past year, New Music USA has continued to serve as passionate advocates for new music focused on what brings the new music community together in the first place: the music. We mean the whole new music community, from composers to performers to presenters, producers, die-hard fans, casual listeners, curious minds, and beyond. When someone listens, recommends a favorite to a friend, creates or performs a new work, or maybe even commissions a new piece, we’re making the whole community stronger—and bigger. We’re helping new music reach new ears every day.

    Our approach to advocacy takes many forms. We provide over $1 million each year in grant support for the creation and performance of new work and community building throughout the country. (On June 22, 2017, we announced our seventh round of project grants awards, totaling $546,000 in funding to support artistic work involving a wide range of new American music; the 107 awarded projects include concerts and recordings as well as dance, theater, opera, and more, all involving contemporary music as an essential element.) We also amplify the voice of the new music community through NewMusicBox, profiling the people and ideas that energize and challenge music makers today. (On May 1, 2017, NewMusicBox marked its 18th year online.) Additionally, we continue to provide an online home for composers to feature their own music and stream a wide-ranging catalog of new music around the clock on Counterstream Radio (which has now been online for a decade). To see a full online report of our Year in Review for 2015-2016, please visit



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