Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident composer can apply for membership to ACA.
You must first be a member of BMI before applying to ACA.
ACA is a nonprofit organization that publishes and distributes the music of its members.
The application process and notifications can take 3 to 6 months from the time the composer's application materials are received at ACA.
The composer should submit electronically - two scores in PDF format, two recordings (Dropbox), a current complete list of works with instrumentation, duration and premiere info, and resume/bio/or CV that contains recent performances listed for the past 3 to 5 years.
Upon reviewing the materials the Admissions Committee will make their recommendation to the Board of Governors.
At the following Board meeting or via online voting, the Board votes to accept or decline the recommendation of the admissions committee.
There are no stylistic requirements for the composer to be accepted in ACA other than he or she should be writing contemporary concert music at a professional level.
To start the application process, please send materials by mail or email.
If using Email to send, please use this address:
acacomposers [at] gmail [dot] com
You will be notified of the Board's decision within 3 months or sooner.
If you have further questions, please read the various information pages on this website or contact us:
Phone: 212 568 0036 General Email: info [at] composers [dot] com
American Composers Alliance PO Box 1108 New York, NY 10040