About ACA - Music Administration and Score catalog


American Composers Alliance, established in the 1930s, is a non-profit publisher of American concert music, past and present. With a curated catalog of over 14,000 works from a diverse group of more than 300 American composers of the 20th/21st centuries, ACA preserves historical works, introduces new works, and develops innovative ways to increase awareness, performance opportunities and public engagement with its unique catalog, which is available worldwide in print and other formats.


  • ACA works with composers, performers, ensembles, record labels, distributors, estates, libraries, and the general public. 
  • ACA provides a professional structure for composers to reach new audiences and to earn income through commissions on sales and other licensing opportunities.
  • ACA serves as a publishing co-administrator and distribution agent for composers' scores.
  • Affiliated publishing imprints are American Composers Edition (BMI), Composers Facsimile Edition (BMI)
    and American Concert Editions (ASCAP).
  • The full score collection represents a broad view of musical expression in the U.S. from 1900 to the present day.
  • Support and administration service is provided for chamber music, choral music, arrangements, opera, dramatic, theatrical, electronic, film, orchestral and band music. 
  • ACA sells and rents catalog products and licenses rights to musical works for recordings, web streaming, documentary films; dance and dramatic uses, chamber and orchestra performances; school classroom uses; audio and video recordings; textbook and article reprints, arrangements, and new editions of music from the past.
  • ACA is funded by the generous contributions of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, affiliated composers, Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, earned income from its catalog, and many organizations and individuals who support and contribute to preserve this collection of American music.

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ACA Board and Staff

American Composers Alliance
Composers' Catalog and Archives
PO Box 1108
New York, NY 10040
(212) 837-8082
[email protected]