New Music USA Announces 2022 Organizational Development Fund Winners

New Music USA has announced the selection of 100 organizational winners under the 2022 Organizational Development Fund. Each organization will receive, on average, $6,780.00.

A panel of 21 artists, creators, musicians and administrators selected the 100 winners from a pool of 392 applicants. To remove bias from the selection process, 76% of panelists identified as female and 38% as BIPOC.

In the spring of 2022, New Music USA distributed $335,000 in funds to 112 creators through its Creator Development Fund. Both programs reflect New Music USA’s commitment to supporting 100 creators and 100 organizations in honor of its 10th anniversary.

“We are proud to support these 100 impressive organizations, all of which have a deep and ongoing impact on their communities of artists and music lovers. We can’t wait to see the exciting new music projects these organizations will soon bring to life in so many different US states. We are also grateful for the hard work of all of the organizations that applied this year and their inspiring commitment to creating a future for new music,” said Vanessa Reed, president and CEO of New Music USA, in a statement. Press.

Five of the 100 winners were opera organizations: American Lyric Theatre, The American Opera Project, Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts-CAAPA, Guerilla Opera and Opera on Tap.

American Lyric Theater (ALT) – New York, NY: The funds will support the commissioning of three new operas from resident artists as part of the company’s Librettist Composer Development Program.

The American Opera Project – Brooklyn, NY: The New Music USA award will go toward artist fees for project workshops at AOP’s opera incubator, First Chance.

Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts-CAAPA (Fort Washington, MD) occupies a unique position in the world of classical music and opera. The Coalition’s mission is dedicated to “Bringing Color to Classics”™ in support of black classical musicians, youth, seniors, opera singers and others in the performing arts.

Guerrilla Opera (Haverhill, MA) will use its award to help support the staff of Guerilla Opera, allowing them to further root themselves in the art and focus on supporting its artists and creators through their process.

Opera on Tap (Brooklyn, NY) will use the New Music USA award to support its development activities for new music projects, including Immersive Opera Project and New Brew.

Aubrey L. Morgan