Melos Music is a collective of composers who collaborate to create, publish, concertize, and advance new music to a global community. Melos composers are attracting significant attention in the U.S. and abroad with over one hundred annual concert performances worldwide. Melos Music’s ongoing projects involve substantial collaborations with other ensembles and organizations which seek to cultivate new audiences and generate enthusiasm for contemporary music.Creative projects by Melos and its composers have been supported by ASCAP, New Music USA, the American Music Center, the American Composers Forum, the Theodore Presser Foundation, CBDNA, MTNA, the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music, and others. In addition, works written specifically for Melos projects have received awards from BMI, The American Prize, the newEar Competition, and the International Women in Music Conference. Melos composers have also received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Fontainebleau Academy, and the Paul Sacher Stiftung Foundation, and they have received fellowships or commissions from leading music festivals including the Tanglewood Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Composer’s Conference at Wellesley College, June in Buffalo, the Brevard Music Center, soundSCAPE Festival in Italy, EAMA, the FuBis Academy in Berlin, La Pietra Forum in Italy, and others.Orchestral works by Melos composers have been performed by the Nashville Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Eastman Philharmonia, the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Sound ExChange Orchestra, and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Wind Ensemble works have been performed by dozens of professional and collegiate ensembles in the United States, Canada, Japan, and elsewhere, while Choral, Operatic, and Art Song compositions receive dozens of annual performances around the world. Additionally, many leading new music ensembles have performed works by Melos composers including the Argento Ensemble, the Cygnus Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Fifth House Ensemble, the PRISM Quartet, the Jack Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, and the Momenta Quartet. Melos composers have also been featured at major electro-acoustic festivals including the International Computer Music Conference (England), the NYC Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology (Taiwan), and the SEAMUS National Conference (Miami, FL).
Melos composers are frequently featured on radio broadcasts, webcasts, and lectures throughout the U.S., and the group released its first commercial recording in 2012. With all this and more, the group is quickly establishing itself as an important arts organization featuring many important emerging American composers.