The National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network

A program offering orchestras support to identify and develop emerging talented composers, EarShot brings together the expertise of four leading industry partner organizations. EarShot shares experience and provides professional assistance to help orchestras create and expand activities that foster the growth and development of American orchestral music.

EarShot is a toolbox of services that assists orchestras in planning and producing a wide-range of composer and new music programs including:

New Music Readings & Composer Institutes

  • Call for Scores and Materials Collection
  • Score Adjudication Panel
  • Mentor Composers
  • Production Planning and Coordination
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Financial Support for Production Expenses
  • Mentor Instrumentalists (for school/youth orchestras)

For additional information or to find out how EarShot can help your orchestra enhance its programs and support new American composers visit: earshotnetwork.org

EarShot is a partnership between the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra, American Composers Forum, and New Music USA.

EarShot is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.