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This is a list of music organizations in the United States. It does not include symphony orchestras or other performance groups, or educational and research institutions unless they have significant programs outside the fields of education, research or performance. It does include corporations or record labels.[clarification needed]




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Student organizations are a vital part of the Department of Music, and most music majors at Shorter University participate in one or more of these organizations. Many of these student chapters are directly affiliated with their national parent organizations, so involvement at the student level gives the student the opportunity for additional career preparation in addition to allowing him or her to begin a lifelong affiliation with these organizations.


The student CMENC/ACDA chapter allows students to pursue professional involvement with two national organizations: the National Association for Music Education, the most important national professional organization for public school music educators, and the American Choral Directors Association, the national professional organization for all choral directors.


The student chapter of the Music Teachers National Association. This organization is also directly affiliated with the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA), the state chapter of MTNA. Founded in 1876, the objective of MTNA is the advancement of the interests of music teachers, with special emphasis on problems relating to the training of students and to the individual growth of all musicians.


The Zeta Epsilon chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was established at Shorter University in 1970. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional music fraternity for men. The purposes of the organization are to advance the cause of music in America, encourage loyalty to the alma mater, and to foster friendship among those interested in music.


The Shorter University chapter of SNATS serves our voice majors by providing workshops and master classes free of charge that are designed to aid and nurture college-level singers. The organization also raises money to defray the costs incurred by Shorter voice majors who compete in state and regional NATS competitions each spring.


We are a professional organization of 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, founded and governed by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.


The Midwest Country Music organization has membership available to artists, bands, performers, writers, management, press, venues, and so much more. Join today to access the network of talented individuals who are all working to achieve their goals and being a part of their communities. There are events, programming, and access to a community calendar plus much more when you join! All of this and more for $50 annually!


The New Music Organization Fund offers grants to music organizations, performance groups, dance organizations, festivals, presenters, and venues who need support to sustain their programming of new music, nurturing of music creators, and other services. This program is for outstanding organizations which work regularly with, and support the development of, music creators and artists and offer a crucial resource to their community. The main criteria for this fund are: artistry, impact, need, equity and inclusion.


This year, we have made some minor changes to the Organization Fund, in response to your feedback, to better highlight our support of music for dance and to enable applicants who prefer funding for commissions to apply alongside those who are seeking general support for ongoing new music programs. This means that all applicant organizations will be asked to select their preferred funding opportunity from the following: General Support, Creation of New Work, or Music for Dance projects. Please note applicants may only apply for one.


We are particularly interested in supporting organizations that have a deep and consistent impact on their community of artists and music lovers. For this reason, we ask applicants to submit an endorsement from a member of their community. For organizations seeking general support, this could be an artist, stakeholder, or audience member (see below). For creation of new work and music for dance grants, this should be a letter of support from the composer, musician, and/or choreographer.


This option is for dance organizations that work regularly with music creators and musicians. This option aims to support and encourage the use and creation of new and live music for dance performances, support collaborations between music creators/composers and choreographers, foster meaningful collaborations between musicians and dance companies, and to create performance opportunities for musicians.


New Music USA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We strive for our applicants and awardees to represent a broad spectrum of diversity across size, genre, race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, religious belief, and geography. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color led, LGBTQIA+ led organizations, and organizations representing persons with disabilities.


Arts For Art (AFA) is a NYC-based organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of FreeJazz -- an African American indigenous art form in which improvisation is principle; funding will help cover artist/production fees and administrative costs in implementing the Community Development Program, the goal of which is to cultivate a wider and more diverse following for improvised art forms, and to ensure the continued long-term stability of the organization.


Bowerbird is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that shares music, dance, film, and related art forms with audiences at locations across the region; funds will allow Bowerbird to produce concerts of new and experimental music in venues across Philadelphia.


Brightwork newmusic is the only organization in Southern California with a performing ensemble, monthly concert series, and educational initiatives all focused through the lens of contemporary classical music; funds will help sustain general operating at a critical stage in their organizational growth.


Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound; funds will support staff capacity, new voices in leadership, and the build-out of expanded resource accessibility as ESS works to evolve and mature the momentum, lessons, and connections forged over the past two years of programming amidst a constantly changing landscape.


The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was born in 1994 of a remarkable relationship between religious and cultural institutions; funds support collaboration with regional and national organizations to commission new works by underrepresented composers, and share them with the larger Metro Detroit community.


Intersection is a Nashville-based contemporary music ensemble dedicated to challenging the traditional concert experience, supporting living composers, engaging youth in new music, promoting collaboration, technology, and the avant-garde, while embracing the musical and cultural diversity of Nashville; funds will support a return to live performances and enable Intersection to increase staff capacity.


Funding will help Kronos, which approaches its 50th anniversary in 2023-24, continue to pursue creative collaborations and projects that foster connections between musical traditions and artistic genres, engage audiences and artists in new ways, and amplify the voices and concerns of marginalized or underrepresented communities.


MIXTAPE is an artistic organization focused on dance theater and the professionalization without gatekeeping resources of the Twin Cities Hip Hop dance community; this grant will go toward paying artists a fair wage for their labor so that they can create work around social justice issues such as racial inequity, sexual violence, and climate change.


Musiqa is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music; funding from will help the organization fulfill a commitment to the creation of new work and support for composers at every stage in their careers and providing an essential platform for diverse voices from around the nation.


The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a rare Asian American woman led professional touring company with programs for educational settings, community organizations and mainstage venues; funds will be used to enhance the organization's capacity to coordinate among our music collaborators throughout the creative process.


The New York Kathak Festival is a nonprofit organization that presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India; funds will support the creation of an original Indian classical score to be used across all programming, as well as support performances by Indian classical musicians at our upcoming concerts.


newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble dedicates itself to commissioning and performing music of our time and providing listeners with unique and stimulating musical experiences that are rooted in artistic excellence and enhanced by educational opportunities.


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a radical experiment in musical democracy, proving for fifty years what happens when exceptional artists gather with total trust in each other and faith in the creative process; funds will support concerts at Carnegie Hall, a national tour, the presentation of new music and expansion of repertoire for chamber orchestras through newly imagined arrangements.


Periapsis Music and Dance is a Brooklyn-based organization dedicated to cultivating a new collaborative repertoire between choreographers and composers; funding will support our administrative structure, which in turn will allow us to expand our programming and our artistic ambitions, offering more frequent performances and more opportunities for artists, and leading to a larger overall scale of activity. 041b061a72


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