Shelter Music

World Premiere, Shelter Recordings:

Professional musicians sheltering at home during the pandemic are helping American Composers Alliance to create promotional recordings of music from the vast ACA catalog.

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

[Shelter Recordings Hiatus]

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020


Use the button below for contributions to help us create more Shelter Recordings.  100% of contributions we receive for this project are used to pay musicians directly. Support in-home premiere recordings of music by American composers from tour vast catalog of music at We take requests! 

Contribute here:



March 27, 2020

Update May 8, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cancel live performances across the world, the music community suffers a major blow to its livelihood. Freelance performers find themselves suddenly without necessary performance income expected this year. In response, ACA's initiative to support players sheltering at home is underway: Shelter Recordings.

Professional musicians sheltering at home are invited to select works to record from the ACA catalog. We will work with the musicians to create premiere recordings using equipment they have on hand. These are DIY, not in-studio recordings., and must be made during the artist's quarantine period. Artists are invited to select up to 2 pieces for this project. Fees are paid via Venmo, Paypal, or Chase Pay, usually in the range of $100-200 per piece.

The recorded repertoire comes from two sources: works from ACA's legacy program, and works by active ACA composers selected in an ongoing call-for scores. Contributions received will go directly to players'  fees. As projects are completed, they will appear in the list above.

Artists are invited to inquire or apply using the webform here.

Our warmest thanks for your support of this program, which is allowing us to continue collaborating with the new music community. Contributions to ACA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ACA is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the state of New York.