My friend Danielle Kuntz, harpist asked a great question on Twitter today:
How do we support and encourage living composers?
I love this question, and it's one I get a lot. Performers, ensemble directors, music teachers, and music fans know that the odds have been stacked against living composers for a while. They want to take meaningful action, and they also know they can't do it all at once or all on their own. Many performers I talk to get stuck because they want to offer composers big commissions but don't have a dedicated funding source for that.
It doesn't have to be hard to support living composers. You can get started right now. It doesn't have to cost a thing.
Here's a list of 21 ways you can support living composers:
What did I miss? Get in touch and let me know YOUR favorite ways are to support living composers.