Who we are
New Music USA supports the sounds of tomorrow by nurturing the creation, performance, and appreciation of new music for adventurous listeners around the world. We empower and connect US-based music makers, organizations, and audiences by providing funding through our Project Grants, fostering new connections through our programs, deepening knowledge through our online magazine NewMusicBox, and working as an advocate for the field.
New Music USA works in collaboration with its community in response to pressing needs and to amplify the diverse voices of music creators; we envision a thriving and equitable ecosystem for new music throughout the United States. New Music USA is the recipient of the 2020 Gold Baton Award from the League of American Orchestras, which has been given annually since 1948 for distinguished service to America’s orchestras.
As we go about our work, we make a point of not defining too precisely what we mean by new music. We simply want all music that’s not commercially viable to flourish through its originality and diverse forms of expression. We also believe that it’s a spectacular time for creativity and collaboration and we are keen for the work we support to reflect the talent of creators and practitioners from all backgrounds and from every part of the United States.