American Composers Orchestra


Founded in 1975, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic, and temporal diversity. To date, ACO has performed music by nearly 500 American composers, including more than 100 world premieres and newly commissioned works. In pursuit of its singular mission, ACO maintains an unparalleled range of activities including an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall, commissions, recordings, radio broadcasts, educational programs, and new music reading sessions. New initiatives include composer fellowships and special projects designed to serve and advance the field.

How Your Donation Helps

68.1% of your car donation will go toward helping American Composers Orchestra Inc. with their project: Concerts.

20.6% will go toward the project: Music Readings.

11.2% will go toward the project: Music Factory.



  • Cultural performances
  • Other cultural or historical activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1976

Your donations to American Composers Orchestra Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

Donate to American Composers Orchestra

I agree to the Terms and Conditions