Sound Investment

Sound Investment is a unique opportunity to commission a new piece of music and see how new compositions come together. Members enjoy a front-row seat into the creative process that leads to new music, from the inspiration to the final product.

Announcing the 2018-2019 Sound Investment Composer...

The ASO is thrilled to announce that Alabama native Martin Kennedy is the Sound Investment composer this year. His piece will be featured on November 1, as a part of ASO unwined: Philip Glass' Symphony No. 3.

Martin Kennedy began his formal training at the Jacobs School of Music, where he received Bachelors of Music in both Composition and Piano Performance. He went on to earn a Master of Music in Composition at the Jacobs School and a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Juilliard School.

Kennedy’s Music has been performed internationally by artists and ensembles including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Tuscaloosa Symphony, and more. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including multiple ASCAP prizes.

A passionate teacher and mentor, Kennedy is highly active in promoting and nurturing young composers. He also frequently serves as an adjudicator for the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, National Association for Music Education and is involved in many youth composition efforts.

Sound Investment Membership

Sound investment members enjoy these unique perks:

  • Co-commission new work, which will premiere on November 1
  • Intimately get to know the Sound Investment composer at three exclusive events
  • Go "behind-the-scenes" to learn the creative process
  • Receive two concert tickets to the world premiere
  • Receive a copy of the score, signed by the composer, with your name listed as a commissioner

Membership is $500 per person, or $1,000 per couple.

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