• This year we have celebrated our 20th Season of Concerts. The final concert has been given, and the final notes have been played, but you can still take part by reviewing the season by clicking HERE. Also be sure to visit our YouTube channel to watch the videos of each performance by clicking HERE. Be sure to subscribe so you may be automatically informed as we make updates and add new content. Thank you for being a part of NYCC!

  • Sunday, June 25, 2:00-5:00 PM. Please join us for our tenth and final Salon of the season. This salon will virtual only via Zoom. The Zoom link for this meeting will be available the week of the Salon.

  • Tuesday, August 1, the announcement of the winner of the 16th John Eaton Memorial Competition will be on our Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account. You may find links for each of those below.

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We would like to welcome the following composers as new members of the New York Composers Circle. Each brings a diverse background of experiences and musical eclectic to our ever-evolving roster of composers, which now stands at 56 members.

Alla Borzova, who is a former member returning to our ranks, composer/conductor Kevin Scott, and Cameron Wentz.

Welcome to the Circle!

Alla Borzova

Kevin Scott

Cameron Wentz


Tania León, the 78-year-old Cuban-born composer, won the Pulitzer Prize in Music on Friday for her orchestral work Stride. The Pulitzer jury described the 15-minute piece as a "musical journey full of surprise, with powerful brass and rhythmic motifs that incorporate Black music traditions from the U.S. and the Caribbean into a Western orchestral fabric." The two other finalists were Place, by Ted Hearne and Data Lordsby Maria Schneider, both recordings. 

Stride received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center Feb. 13, 2020. The music was born out of Project 19, an ambitious commissioning program where 19 women composers were chosen to write music to mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. León's inspiration was Susan B. Anthony, the women's rights activist and a prominent leader in the suffrage movement.

Reached by telephone Friday afternoon at her home in Nyack, N.Y., León said she was the first musician in her poor Havana family. Her success was a dream of her mother and, especially, her grandmother, who suspected that she was interested in music. "They created a dream and I grabbed the dream and went into the world, and here I am," León said.

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Archives of Past Performances

We have meticulously documented past performances of New York Composers Circle through videos and photographs. To watch videos of past performances, please click the YouTube button below where you will find videos of every concert dating back to the 2013-2014 Concert Season, as well as special video performances such as The Dreamflower Sessions that stemmed from the recent lockdowns that precluded our ability to host live concert events. To view our photo gallery such as those at right, please click the Photo Gallery button below.

YouTube Videos

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