Becoming A Member of NYCC

The New York Composers Circle welcomes new members, both composers and performers. The only requirements for membership as a composer are an avid interest in our programs, attendance at a salon and the presentation (either live or via a recording) of a short composition demonstrating proficiency in the art, and a willingness to do your share to help in producing our concerts and/or related tasks. To become a member, write to Hubert Howe, Executive Director, at, and includea short biographical note similar to those on our Composer Profile pages.

Composer Membership dues are currently $115 annually. Once membership has been confirmed, checks payable to the New York Composers Circle can be sent to:

Robert Cohen, Treasurer

New York Composers Circle

303 Upper MountainAve.

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Dues may be paid as well to the NYCC Paypal account at the address, which may be accessed from the CONTRIBUTING TO NYCC page. In addition to membership dues, composer members whose works are selected for performance at Composers Circle concerts are expected to make an additional contribution to help defray the costs of production. Currently this is $175, as well as an additional $150 per performer.

To be added to our roster of performers, please write to David Mecionis, Concert Director, at There are no fees to join as a performer member, and currently our fees paid to performers are $150 per piece performed on a concert. This may be higher, based on the level of difficulty and length of the pieces performed. Performer members always have the option of refusing to play a piece offered to them.

Benefits of Membership

The New York Composers Circle is a cooperative and thrives through the active participationof its composer members. Members help out by serving on committees, or by working on individual projects in either an occasional or ongoing way. See for yourself if you would like to join by attending one of our upcoming salons. Click the CALENDAR tab in the menu bar above to find out when the next salon will take place. We hope to see you there.

Benefits include:

  • Active participation in our monthly music salons, with opportunities to “test fly” your works in progress.
  • Free entrance to all Circle events: Concerts, readings, salons.
  • In-The-Loop updates, publicizing professional opportunities, the Circle’s latest news, andperformances of NYCC members, including your own.
  • The opportunity tosubmit scores for possible performance in concert.
  • The opportunity to submit scores for possible performance on recorded readings.
  • Extended professional opportunities through the pooling of resources.

The opportunity to be part of an expanding new-music network of composers and performers that includes some of New York City’s finest musicians, and the increased opportunities for creative exchange, collaboration, and professional development that this brings.

Inclusion in our Composer Members page, with links to your own website, YouTube Channel, or SoundCloud pages.

The New York Composers Circle, Inc. is an IRS-registered tax-exempt nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3), recognized asan educational organization by the New York State Department of Education. Much of our support is through generous individual patron donations, as well as through various grants for arts and educational programming. We are governed by a set of by-laws, which were written by our member-committee and approved by our board of directors. You may read them by clicking HERE.