About Us

Our Work as of December 2016

Incorporated 2011
# of commissions 17
# of students taught 4,481
# of states worked in 28
# schools or ensembles participated 89
# audience attendance 20,275
# of volunteer hours per year 2,200

About Us

Composers and Schools in Concert is a nationwide nonprofit organization that supports music education and the creation and performance of contemporary music. We aim to expose and engage high school students in the concepts, techniques, and skills underlying contemporary music composition. We achieve this through three programs: composer commissions, composer workshops and a score library geared for young performers.

We provide an online member directory to connect professional composers and youth music educators; we offer competitive funding for professional composers; and we provide progressive music education for young musicians.

Vision

Composers and Schools in Concert believes that innovative ideas are nurtured in an educational setting. We value the collaboration between artist and educator and educator and student. We support experiential learning opportunities for high school music students, and we encourage the creation and discovery of contemporary music. We are committed to keeping the arts strong and part of our communities.

Mission

Composers and Schools in Concert is committed to supporting music education in secondary schools by connecting professional composers with high school music ensembles across the United States. Composers and Schools in Concert supports music education and the creation of new music by providing revenue-generating opportunities for school music programs and professional composers.

Administrative Summary

Composers and Schools in Concert is a nationwide nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of California with an operating address of Petaluma, California. The organization’s administrative functions are performed online, and our programs and services operate throughout the United States.