Balance Campaign is a Washington, D.C.-based contemporary classical ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing new works by underrepresented women, LGBTQ+, and minority composers, as well as composers with connections to the DC area.
As the District New Music Coalition's 2019 Ensemble-in-Residence, Balance Campaign forged connections with audiences and musicians by performing a series of concerts featuring the work of living composers in the D.C. metro area. In summer 2019, Balance Campaign was awarded a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, where they collaborated with composer Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis on their new commission, ANIMAL. Balance Campaign will debut the work in October 2019 at Fordham University during their Northeast Tour. They are also currently working with Minnesota-based composer Alexandra Bryant on a commission to be premiered in Fall 2020.
Education is another important aspect of Balance Campaign’s work. The ensemble has an ongoing relationship with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as its Ensemble-in-Residence with the Composition Department. They work closely with student composers, workshopping and recording their work, performing concerts for the school community, and debuting graduating students’ compositions.