30 Grants to Celebrate 30 Years

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is pleased to announce the grantees for its anniversary program, 30 Grants to Celebrate 30 Years. These 30 organizations were each nominated for this program by one or more of the Fund’s past grantees and went through an application and review process to gauge their alignment with the Fund’s mission of supporting contemporary American music. This impressive group includes ensembles, presenters, festivals, and service organizations from around the country, both new and established, that have not previously been supported through any of the Fund’s other programs.

The 30 Grants to Celebrate 30 Years grantees are:

301 (Source Song Festival) Minneapolis, MN
A Tribe for Jazz Columbus, OH
Anchorage Opera Company Anchorage, AK
Bahué Springfield, MA
Bergamot Music Inc. New York, NY
BlackBox Ensemble Brooklyn, NY
Bronx Arts Ensemble Bronx, NY
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn, NY
Chartreuse Brooklyn, NY
D-Composed Chicago, IL
Friction Quartet Concord, CA
Habibi Festival Brooklyn, NY
Harlem School of the Arts New York, NY
Haven Trio Corinth, TX
InfraSound Brooklyn, NY
Iranian Female Composers Association Stoneham, MA
Juneteenth LP New York, NY
Just Jazz Foundation Carson, CA
Ludovico Ensemble Methuen, MA
Luna Composition Lab New York, NY
Monarch Chamber Players Inc. Houston, TX
New York Composers Circle Brooklyn, NY
Opera Birmingham Birmingham, AL
Philadelphia Clef Club of Performing Arts Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Radius Ensemble Concord, MA
Sound Off: Music for Bail New York, NY
South Hudson Music Project Seattle, WA
Sugar Hill Salon New York, NY
Warp Trio New York, NY
Wavefield Ensemble Brooklyn, NY

In keeping with his lifelong devotion to the music of America, Aaron Copland created the Fund and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge of contemporary American music. The Fund has established a Performance Program for performing organizations and presenters, a Recording Program for commercial recording projects, and a Supplemental Program for service organizations and other non-profit institutions that undertake activities that are not covered by one of the other programs.

The Fund would like to extend its thanks to everyone that helped make this anniversary program a success, including all of the grantees that submitted nominations and the nominated organizations that participated in the application process. It has been an exciting and rewarding experience and gives us 30 more reasons to look forward to a long and bright future for the field of contemporary American music.