This spring, I had the honor of serving on the panel for the inaugural New Music USA Impact Fund. The Impact Fund represents the first major effort to aggregate and amplify the voice of the New York new music community online. It supports new residency relationships, provides general operating support, and leverages the New Music USA online platform to share events and news with a growing fan base.
Together, New Music USA and the Impact Fund cohort will tackle challenges facing the NYC new music community today, create a vibrant public identity for the sector, build connections and collaborations, and find innovative solutions to the need for increased performance and rehearsal space.
The other panelists for the inaugural cohort were:
Patrick Castillo, composer and executive director of Hotel Elefant | Laura Kaminsky, composer | Kristin Marting, artistic director of HERE | Ryan Muncy, saxophonist, director of institutional giving, and co-director OpenICE with ICE | Kathleen Supové, pianist | Yulun Wang, owner of Pi Records