NACUSA Member Benefits

  • Your music performed by professional ensembles
  • Interact with members in regular meetings and salons
  • Listings of composer opportunities and grants
  • Composer USA newsletter
  • Four to five concerts each season in the San Francisco Bay Area


NACUSAsf organizes concerts of its members' works on three different models. In all cases, the chapter provides the venue and publicity, and usually a recording.

  • Composers & Friends concerts require the composers to provide their own performers. Normally all submissions are accepted, unless there's too much music for one concert. Composers may coordinate among themselves to see if they can use the same performers.
  • For Composers’ Performance Ensemble concerts, the chapter provides performers, usually a pick-up ensemble. Ideas for instrumentation are discussed at board meetings and on the members' email list. The selection committee chooses which submissions will be programmed.
  • For Hired Ensemble concerts, the chapter hires an existing ensemble/performers. The selection committee does an initial review, but the performers make the final decision on which pieces to program.

NACUSAsf members are also eligible for NACUSA calls for scores and may be eligible for some calls issued by other NACUSA chapters.

NACUSAsf members will have networking opportunities in addition to updates on calls for scores, competitions, and grants. A valuable benefit of membership is the opportunity to interact with other local composers.

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