First Nations Composer Initiative

First Nations Composer Initiative

The First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of new music by Native American composers. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States and affiliated with the American Composers Forum. Its Program Director is Georgia Wettlin-Larsen and its Advisors include Louis W. Ballard (deceased), Sharon Burch, Raven Chacon, Brent Michael Davids, Joy Harjo, Jennifer E. Kreisberg R. Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, and Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate.

The organization sponsors the Composer Apprentice National Outreach Endeavor (CANOE), which teaches Native American young people to compose their own concert music.

ee also

*Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project
*Native American music

External links

* [ First Nations Composer Initiative official site]

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