Ursula Kwong-Brown

Ursula Kwong-Brown (b. 1987) is a composer and media artist from New York City, currently living in Berkeley, California. Described as “atmospheric and accomplished” by The New York Times, her work has been performed in diverse venues including Carnegie Hall, le Poisson Rouge and the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center […]


Getting to know percussionist Jack Van Geem

Percussionist Jack Van Geem is the featured performer in the March 11 concert at the Green Room of the Veterans’ building. On February 23, 2016 Composers, Inc. board member Mike Reese spoke with him by telephone. Here is their conversation: Mike Reese: How did you begin playing percussion? Jack Van […]



March 22, 2016 Diane Cymer-Greenberg concert

On Tuesday evening March 22 Composers, Inc. will present the annual Diane Cymer-Greenberg concert. We began the season with our first-ever orchestral concert; this will be our first-ever concert employing dance. Wax and Wire by the young Princeton graduate student Viet Cuong will be presented twice on the concert, first […]

Top 10 in opera 2015

Good news: Composers, Inc.’s production of Middlemarch in Spring ranks among Joshua Kosman’s Top Ten Operatic Events of 2015! Thank you Joshua Kosman and San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 in opera 2015

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Conversation with a young colleague

Ryan Rey, youngest of the six Artistic Directors of Composers, Inc., recently had a leisurely Skype conversation with the oldest composer – me, Allen Shearer. We started right in with the most important topic: his music. Ryan’s Level Inflation for orchestra will be premiered by the University of the Pacific […]

Support Our World Premiere!

Click here to view our Kickstarter page! Dear Friends of new music and opera, This March 19, a fabulous new opera, Middlemarch in Spring, by Allen Shearer on Claudia Stevens’ dazzling libretto, will premiere at San Francisco’s Z Space. Three additional performances are set for March 20, 21 and 22. We at […]



The Diane Elizabeth Clymer-Greenberg Memorial Concert

(A note from Bob Greenberg’s Facebook page): I’m about to become even more tiresome than usual in my promotion of the new music performance group “Composers, Inc.” Founded in 1984, Composers, Inc. is dedicated to the creation and performance of new American music. There are no Euro-composers, alive or dead, on […]