The New Music USA Online Library is a vast and comprehensive digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores).

The Online Library was created by the American Music Center, and, after many evolutions, continues today under the guidance of New Music USA.

Artist Spotlight: William Ortiz

William Ortiz-Alvarado was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. A member of that facinating hybrid culture known as "Nuyorican", Ortiz composes music that often reflects the realities of urban life. After studying composition with Héctor Campos Parsi at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, he receiced his M.A. from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook where his composition teachers were Billy Jim Layton and Bulent Arel. He was later granted the Ph.D. in Composition from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, where he studied with Lejaren Hiller and Morton Feldman. Ortiz is currently Full Professor of Music ... Read more »

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