Balance Campaign is a contemporary classical ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing new works by underrepresented female, LGBTQ+, and minority composers, as well as composers with connections to the DC area.
Formed in 2017, Balance Campaign is quickly establishing itself as a champion of new music programming in Washington, DC. They recently completed a season as District New Music Coalition’s 2019 Ensemble-in-Residence. With DNMC, they performed works by local, living composers on a series of concerts in the D.C. area to facilitate a connection between audiences, musicians, and institutions within the community.
In Summer 2019, Balance Campaign was awarded a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute where they collaborated with Fordham University professor and Maryland native, Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis, on a new commission. They are premiering this piece, ANIMAL, in October 2019 at Fordham University during their Northeast Tour. They are also working closely with Dr. Lexi Bryant-Tavani on a commission to be premiered in Fall 2020.
Balance Campaign has an ongoing relationship with the University of Maryland - Baltimore Campus as Ensemble-in-Residence in the Composition Department. There they work closely with student composers to record and debut their compositions and perform concerts for the school community.
Past season highlights include their appearance on “Off the Beaten Path Music Series” at the University of The District of Columbia showcasing works by international and immigrant composers. They also performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 on the acclaimed “In the Stacks” concert series at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD.