This year we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary Season with an incredible line up of eight concerts presenting new music from thirty-six of our composer members, seven guest composers, and the New York premiere of the winning composition of the 15th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition, all with world-class musicians performing in intimate concert settings. Your tax deductible gift ensures that we will be able to continue bringing to the concert stage musicians such as Craig Ketter, Bill Zito, Esther Lamneck, Rolf Schulte, Christopher Oldfather, Oren Fader, Jessica Bowers, Jacqueline Melina Mulligan, Peter Sachon, Rod Palmer, Simona Smirnova, and so many more. Your name will be added to the Friends of the New York Composers Circle along with all that have already contributed, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped sustain the creation and presentation of new music. Please visit the Support page for more information, or click the Donate Today button.

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  • This year, we’re Celebrating 20 Seasons of Concerts. Please plan to join us and help us celebrate. The complete line up of concerts for the season may be viewed HERE.

  • Thursday, December 15, 7:00 PM, NYCC Presents | MOMENTS SWEEP PAST: A Concert of New Music, including the winner of the 15th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition, Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th Street, New York, NY. Tickets will go on sale December 1 and may be purchased HERE.

  • Sunday, December 18, 2:00-5:00 PM. Please join us for our fourth Salon of the season. The event will be held in person in McKay Studio at the National Opera Center (330 7th Ave, 7th Floor, NYC), as well as virtually via Zoom. A link to join will be provided the week before the salon.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 PM, NYCC Presents | NAMASTE CLARINET QUINTET, Guido Arbonelli and Special Guest Performers from Perugia, Italy, Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th Street, New York, NY. Tickets go on sale December 27 and may be purchased HERE.

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We would like to welcome the following composers as new members of the New York Composers Circle. Each brings a diverse background of experiences to our ever-evolving roster of composers.

Sam Bishoff, Davide Capobianco, Matīss Čudars, Jeremy Gill, Todd Mason, and John Eaton Memorial Competition Winner, Patrick Thompson.

Welcome to the Circle!

Sam Bishoff

Davide Capobianco

Matīss Čudars

Jeremy Gill

Todd Mason

Patrick Andrew Thompson


Tania León, the 78-year-old Cuban-born composer, won the Pulitzer Prize in Music on Friday for her orchestral work Stride. The Pulitzer jury described the 15-minute piece as a "musical journey full of surprise, with powerful brass and rhythmic motifs that incorporate Black music traditions from the U.S. and the Caribbean into a Western orchestral fabric." The two other finalists were Place, by Ted Hearne and Data Lordsby Maria Schneider, both recordings. 

Stride received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center Feb. 13, 2020. The music was born out of Project 19, an ambitious commissioning program where 19 women composers were chosen to write music to mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. León's inspiration was Susan B. Anthony, the women's rights activist and a prominent leader in the suffrage movement.

Reached by telephone Friday afternoon at her home in Nyack, N.Y., León said she was the first musician in her poor Havana family. Her success was a dream of her mother and, especially, her grandmother, who suspected that she was interested in music. "They created a dream and I grabbed the dream and went into the world, and here I am," León said.

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