We are proud to announce that NYCC composer member Linda A. Marcel has been appointed to the position of Director of Development. Marcel joined NYCC in 2018 and has been an informal member of the Steering Committee for the last couple of years. Her role as the Director of Development will include the application and procurement of grants and other funding, as well as developing new partnerships and opportunities within our community. 

In addition to her Directorship, Linda Marcel has also been appointed Chair of the Program Committee, which is responsible for determining the repertoire that NYCC presents to the community. Her years of experience, from college professorship to CEO of International Arts Educators Forum, will prove invaluable as she embarks on these new roles within our organization.

We are excited to have such an excellent and capable person in these crucial roles, seeing us toward new future vistas. Congratulations, Linda!


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Composer Member Linda A. Marcel, Director of Development and Chair of the Program Committee


  • Our first presentation of the season will be in the form of new video performances released on YouTube. Specific dates will be announced soon. Please click HERE for details about this and other concerts and events.

  • Our next Salon will be held on April 25 via Zoom. Please check the Monthly Salons page HERE for links, as well as announcements on future Salons.

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Each year, the New York Composers Circle sponsors the John Eaton Memorial Competition. In 2015, the name was changed to honor our late Honorary Member John Eaton. The competition is open to composers of all ages who live in the New York metropolitan area (New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut), with the exception of current NYCC members and prior NYCC contest winners. The winning composition is performed at one of the NYCC’s concerts during the following season, and the winner also receives one year’s free membership in the Composers Circle.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the New York Composers Circle is temporarily suspending the competition until such a time that we may safely resume the process of presenting public concerts. Winners of the previous two year’s competition, Ecstacy for clarinet, violin, cello, piano by Cheng Jin Koh, and Picking Up Where I Left Off for violin and piano by composer Jeffrey Niederhoffer will be performed on a concert when it is safe to do so.

To see a list of past winners of the competition, please click HERE. Pictured at left is Honorary Composer Member John Eaton, for whom the annual competition is named.

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