Institutional Sponsors

NCCO thanks the following organizations who generously support NCCO’s 2017 conference in Baton Rouge. For information about supporting the conference, visit our Corporate Sponsorship page. Thank you.

Headliner SponsorsMajor Session SponsorsSupporting Sponsors | Sponsors
—Sponsors are listed alphabetically within each category—

Headliner Sponsors

Lead Sponsor for the All-Conference Party

Since 1955, ACFEA Tour Consultants has been creating custom tours for performing arts groups throughout the world. As accomplished musicians, our staff know firsthand the special needs and concerns your group may have when touring abroad. ACFEA tours are tailor-made to fit each group, reflecting that ensemble’s unique interests, abilities, and expectations. Special touches like festivals, competitions, exchanges, and more can be incorporated by responding to each group’s objectives. ACFEA is dedicated to designing an exceptional tour for every group, whether it be a veteran of many collaborations or one taking its first step into the world of touring.

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Sechrist Travel
Lead Sponsor for Ann Howard Jones

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

Classical Movements

Classical Movements is the premier tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. We understand both the travel and the performance needs of professional symphonies and choruses, as well as conservatory, university, and youth ensembles. 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. Since our founding in 1992, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world.

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Sponsoring: Poster Session Breakfast

Manhattan Concert Productions

Manhattan Concert Productions is a production company offering distinctive performance, clinic and travel opportunities to deserving choirs, bands, and orchestras at prestigious venues around the world. Knowing the complexities you face with music leadership at home, MCP’s role is to share our collective experiences in music, teaching, business, and travel, guiding our participants through a meaningful enhancement to their programs. We would be honored to collaborate with you in this our 19th season!

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Sponsoring: Conducting Masterclass & Fellows Program

Perform International

Perform International realizes musicians’ dreams in international performance and creates education-oriented and cultural immersion experiences. We empower music directors and music ensembles to share and grow in their artistic expression and understanding of people and cultures. We design and create rewarding performances 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. We provide meaningful and life-changing performance tour experiences. Find out more »

Sponsoring: Panel: “Ensemble Requirements in Collegiate Curricula”

Supporting Sponsors

The Contemporary Music Centre

The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s national archive, public library, and resource organization for modern music from the island of Ireland. As the central repository for the works of composers from Ireland, CMC has over 7,000 scores and 8,000 recordings held on 3,500 audiovisual items, and related materials.

As a recognizable force in the documentation, development, and promotion of New Music from Ireland, CMC meets the needs of a variety of interest groups (composers, performers, conductors, promoters, musicologists, teachers, and students) and reaches a wide audience (including music enthusiasts, children, audiences from other art forms, and the general public).

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Distinguished Concerts International New York: DCINY

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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ECS Publishing Group

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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KI Concerts

College choirs have been presented in exceptional venues and destinations around the world for 35 years by KIconcerts. Our custom tours are staged on 5 continents and our festival tours are led by the world’s finest conductors, educators and musicians. Let us bring your international performance dreams to life in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia/New Zealand. Iconic sites, intimate settings and immersion/exchange around the globe—KIconcerts customizes Your World of Music!

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Over half a million musicians in 40 countries have received music folders from—thank you! It makes me (Ian Bullen) glad, and proud to commit to the quality and effort we put into them. Surf the site, track me down at the conference, and get experienced help to select the perfect folder for your choir/band/orchestra – I’ll have some samples handy. Logo, name, and numbering imprint customizations are possible; folders can be customized and ready to ship in just a few days. See the design, weight, and quality difference, in folders produced on this continent. Purchase orders accepted.

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Musical Resources

Founded in 1986 by Stace and Sandra Frey Stegman, Musical Resources prides itself in a long-held tradition of quality service for all musicians. We have served the choral community for over 30 years providing excellent service and high-quality resources for professional and amateur musicians. Whether you are looking for new literature or resources, we provide it all. Our services include, sheet music, books related to the arts, textbooks, music accessories, software and music technology, select instruments, and printing capabilities!

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Walton Music

Walton Music serves the choral community by publishing works by esteemed composers and from notable choral centers such as Estonia, Scandinavia, and South Korea, in addition to the United States. Walton works to promote both new composition and the preservation of choral classics. Editions in the Walton catalog number in the thousands.

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World Cultural Tours

Founded in 1998, World Cultural Tours distinguishes itself in this competitive market through exclusive customized tours, attention to detail and quality personal service. Owner and president, Frank Davis Jr., started World Cultural Tours with over thirty years of experience in the travel industry; from tour guide to managing a team of seventy-five tour representatives. He had the vision of operating custom tours for specialty groups on a higher and more relational level. World Cultural Tours is, therefore, dedicated to providing our clients the experiences of traveling with a purpose: adding the dimension of culture, history, ambassadorship and education to tours uniquely tailored to each group’s focus.

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Pender’s Music Company

Pender’s Music specializes in sheet music and related products. Our company is celebrating it’s 50th year of operation and a proud sponsor of NCCO.

Our staff is well trained and knowledgeable, offering prompt service and support. We happily provide research assistance and quotes for customers. University accounts typically receive a 10% discount on most purchases. We deal directly with music publishers large and small, allowing us to promptly procure your music.

Do not hesitate to give us an opportunity to service your music needs, and enjoy a company that still provides personal service in a timely manner.

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