The American Composers Forum has announced that it will be partnering with the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth for the 2018/2019 ACF CONNECT program. Launched in 2017 with the celebrated Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME), the ACF CONNECT program was developed to partner with prominent, top-quality ensembles, offering better commission fees, more time to work with performers, and significant learning/networking opportunities with industry professionals.
According to the news release posted on the ACF website, the program “will support meaningful, long-lasting connections between composers, performers, audiences, and the local community where the ensemble is based.”
Three selected composers that will represent diverse periods of an artistic life will have an opportunity to work with the ensemble over 16 months, culminating in a performance at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in August 2019 during Roomful of Teeth’s 10th anniversary celebration. Selected composers will meet with industry leaders, new music professionals, and network with other composers and performers to create even more opportunities.
The American Composers Forum encourages applicants from the full range of musical styles, and is committed to supporting a diverse pool of artists whose work demonstrates strong artistic merit. Accordingly, awards for our programs will represent, as far as possible, artists and projects that are diverse in genre, gender, race, ethnicity and geography.