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NCCO8 Sponsors

NCCO's 8th biennial conference is only possible through the support and partnership of the following organizations. For information about supporting this or future conferences, visit our Corporate Sponsorship page. Thank you.

Headliner Sponsors

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Lead Sponsor for the All-Conference Party

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At ACFEA Tour Consultants, we believe concert tours should be unique, inspiring, and dynamic. They have the power to change groups, individuals, and communities -- and likewise, the world. We can help find the right tour for your group by listening closely to your interests, caring about your goals, and combining them with our global tour expertise and passion for the performing arts. For over 60 years, this has led us to create opportunities for life-changing experiences throughout the world time and time again.

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Perform International

Lead Sponsor for María Guinand, NCCO8 Featured Artist

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Perform International seeks to empower music directors and ensembles to realize meaningful and life-changing immersion experiences and performances around the world.

We empower music directors, music ensembles, and individual musicians to share and grow in their artistic expression and understanding of people and cultures.

We design and create rewarding performances as well as educational and cultural immersion opportunities by building and maintaining relationships with domestic and international musicians and music education organizations.

We partner with concert venues, publicity teams, airlines, hotels, and tour guides to plan and implement operational methods that enhance rather than distract from the artistic experience.

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Sechrist Travel

Lead Sponsor for Damien Sneed, NCCO8 Featured Artist & Performance of Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass

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Sechrist Travel designs custom performance tours with expertise in performance opportunities, educational workshops and clinics, sightseeing and group activities, accommodations, transportation, and hospitality and leadership in student and ensemble travel. We do all of this with your specific destination(s), travel dates, performance & educational goals, and budget as our primary objective. For collegiate ensembles, we specialize in International Performance Tours showcasing your own ensemble or in collaboration with International Festivals. We also offer our annual Gotham SINGS! Collegiate Choral Showcase at Carnegie Hall featuring 3 to 4 ensembles in 40-minutes of solo stage time in Stern Auditorium (Main Stage).

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Major Session Sponsors

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Classical Movements

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Classical Movements, winner of the BCA10 Award from Americans for the Arts, is the premier concert tour company for the world's great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. Producer of two international choral festivals---Serenade! in Washington, D.C. and Ihlombe! in South Africa---and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival, through our Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, we've commissioned over 50 works from Pulitzer, MacArthur, and Grammy-winning composers. Since our founding in 1992 as a truly global company, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world.

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Sponsoring: Poster Session Breakfast

ECS Publishing Group

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Formed in 2014, ECS Publishing Group is the corporate parent of E. C. Schirmer, Galaxy, and MorningStar. Publications span all genres of classical and sacred music, with a specialty in choral music.

Galaxy Music was founded in 1930. The firm took on a more educational focus. New agreements with overseas publishers gave access to the music of composers like Vaughan Williams, Delius, and Gordon Jacob. Galaxy composers soon included K. K. Davis, Ivan Galamian, George Rochberg, Alice Parker, Donald Waxman, and Robert Ward. In 1989, Galaxy was sold to E. C. Schirmer Music Company, an enterprise with similar scope and history.

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Sponsoring: NCCO Composer Fellowship Program & NCCO Choral Series Reading Session

Manhattan Concert Productions

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Manhattan Concert Productions---led by educated artists and performing musicians who have choral, instrumental, and theater expertise---provides performance opportunities to qualified ensembles in some of the world's most renowned concert venues, like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. MCP works with an exceptional guest faculty that leads masterwork and octavo festival chorus performances, a Symphonic Series for concert bands and orchestras, a Youth Choir Series, the annual New York City Jazz Festival, and a critically-acclaimed Broadway Series. In conjunction with MCP's performance opportunities, they host two professional ensembles-in residence: Manhattan Chorale and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

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*Sponsoring: *NCCO Conductor Fellowship Program

Supporting Sponsors

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Distinguished Concerts International New York: DCINY

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Founded by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) celebrates 10 years as the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.

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Sponsoring: Panel: "Building Your Program" & name badge lanyards

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Over half a million musicians in 40 countries have received music folders from you! It makes me (Ian Bullen) glad, and proud to commit to the quality and effort we put into them. Surf the site, pick up an info sheet near registration, find me at the conference, and get experienced help to pick the perfect folders for your ensemble; I'll have some samples handy including the new iPad folders. Imprint customizations like logos are possible and ready to ship in a few days. See the design, weight, and quality difference, in folders produced domestically. POs accepted.

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Sponsoring: Panel: "Considering Culture..."


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earthsongs has been bringing high quality multicultural choral music to choirs since 1988. We offer a series of books of translations and annotations of choral repertoire as well as cds and spoken pronunciation guides for many of our pieces.

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