Composers Now is actively engaged in diversity, equity and inclusion
in all of its practices, initiatives and programs.

Composers Now expresses its gratitude to The Mellon Foundation, the nation's largest supporter of the arts and humanities, for its recognition of our organization with a significant grant.

"Since 1969, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and the arts are essential to human understanding.  The Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom that can be found there. Through our grants we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive." Learn more at

May IMPACT Sessions

Daniel Blake Sarah Goldfeather

Daniel Blake

May 18
7pm (EST)

Sarah Goldfeather

May 25
7pm (EST)

All IMPACT events are FREE
Watch HERE
Composers Now launched IMPACT in December 2020. Each installment in this series offers a composer the opportunity to reflect on one's creativity, influences, pathways, and responsibility as a living artist in our ever-changing world. Designed for the virtual space, every session shares a composer's essential thoughts directly with you, the audience, in the safety and comfort of your own place.
These commentaries, interwoven with performance videos and other materials, articulate a creator's IMPACT.

Tania León To Hold Carnegie Hall's 2023-24
Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair

Since 1995, the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair has appointed exceptional artists to create some of the season's most exciting series of events. Each chair is a captivating creator with a strong musical point of view, and each residency introduces audiences to a wide range of music that reflects the chair's unique artistry, inspirations, and influences.

Tania León