The League of American Orchestras will present its highest honor, the Gold Baton, to the American Composers Forum (ACF) and New Music USA at the closing session of the League’s 2020 Conference on June 12. ACF President and CEO Vanessa Rose and New Music USA President and CEO Vanessa Reed will accept the awards on behalf of their respective organizations during the League’s online Conference Finale on Friday, June 12, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT. League President and CEO Jesse Rosen said, “The unparalleled work of both the American Composers Forum—fostering music creators, performers, advocates, and new music listeners—and New Music USA— fostering connections and offering resources to the creation, performance, and appreciation of new music—has contributed deeply to this unprecedented age of creativity and transformative orchestral experiences. Indispensable to composers and orchestras alike, the American Composers Forum and New Music USA are valued, longtime partners of the League.” Given annually since 1948 for distinguished service to America’s orchestras, the Gold Baton recognizes individuals and institutions that champion and advance the cause of orchestras and symphonic music throughout the country. Click here to read the press release announcing the awards. Register to watch the June 12 Conference Finale at https://leagueconference.org/general-sessions. A video recording of the session will be posted for viewing after June 12.