EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, has announced the launch of the EarShot Composer Archive, a new database of audio excerpts, program notes, and score samples by more than 140 composers whose works have been performed through the EarShot Network. The EarShot Composer Archive is designed to allow orchestra personnel, conductors, and artistic administrators to easily search for new repertoire and composers as they plan their concert seasons. The archive is free and accessible to the public. EarShot was founded in 2007, and is an initiative of American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in partnership with American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. Both EarShot and the new Archive further ACO’s commitment to serve as a catalyst, beyond its own performances, for the creation of new orchestral music, providing opportunities for diverse American composers to make new work and for audiences to discover it. EarShot is the nation’s first ongoing, systematic program for identifying emerging orchestral composers. EarShot offers participants career development in the form of mentorships and counsel, and increases awareness of these composers and access to their music throughout the industry.
Visit the EarShot Composer Archive at www.americancomposers.org/earshotcomposerarchive.
Posted January 27, 2017