The deadline to apply for the American Composers Orchestra’s 22nd Annual Underwood New Music Readings and Commission is December 10, 2012. Up to six composers in the early stages of their careers will be selected to participate in the readings, and one composer will be awarded a $15,000 commission to write a new work to be performed by the ACO. The readings will be led by ACO Artistic Director Robert Beaser and are set for April 8-10, 2013 at the DiMenna Center in New York City. The Underwood New Music Readings are part of EarShot, the national orchestral composition discovery network. EarShot activities include new music readings and other composer development programs with orchestras around the country. EarShot is coordinated by ACO in collaboration with American Composers Forum, American Music Center, the League of American Orchestras, and Meet The Composer. For more information on the Underwood New Music Readings, visit To learn more about EarShot, read the Winter 2011 issue of Symphony.

Posted November 19, 2012