About ACA

+Sheet music publishing and distribution  - in print and electronic formats.
+Licensing and composer representation.


+ACA Presents:  new music concert events sponsored by ACA.
+ACA Founders' Series:  events co-sponsored by ACA featuring works from the archives mixed with new works. This series highlights performers who have been playing ACA music and who have been working with our composers to get their music out to the world.
+ACA Performance Funds: concert events sponsored by other organizations presenting works by ACA composers, with funding available for support of performing artists.


The original and continuing mission of ACA is to promote and disseminate the music by its represented composers of the past and present, and to encourage performances and recordings of their ACA works.

The American Composers Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational organization that includes American Composers Edition and Composers Facsimile Edition, music publishing imprints affiliated with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

In 1937, the American Composers Alliance (ACA) was first formed as an independent licensing association, to represent American-born or naturalized composers whose music was based on classical forms. In 1944, ACA became affiliated with the newly-formed Broadcast Music Inc.

After 80 years in service, the ACA catalog of musical works on deposit with ACA includes more than 12,000 works by more than 250 composers, including works from every year since 1905. The ACA Collection and Archives, located at the University of Maryland, contain scores and history files on more than 500 American composers who established membership at some point in the past.

A long term digital scanning project started in 2008 to begin offering a substantial portion of the historic ACA Score Collection through online subscriptions and sales of printed and electronic scores.

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American Composers Alliance
PO Box 1108
New York, NY 10040
(212) 568-0036
info [at] composers [dot] com