Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do composers pay to be a part of abundant silence?
Absolutely not! We exist to support the work of living composers. The composers who are accepted to our roster come to us through board recommendations, our annual composition contest, or our featured composition artist and educator program. Some of our benefits and programs are only available to composers who are officially on our roster. For published products, composers receive a base royalty rate plus industry standard royalty percentages.
How can i donate to abundate silence?
What type of organization is Abundant silence?
Abundant Silence is a 501c3 organization, NTEE code A68, EIN 81-0787626 and registered as a nonprofit corporation in the states of Colorado and Vermont. Donations to Abundant Silence may have tax benefits. Please speak with your tax adviser for more information.
can i commission a new work by a composer on your roster?
Yes!!! Please contact us directly for more information about commisioning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I Become a Member of Abundant Silence?
Yes! Abundant Silence has special membership benefits and website pages just for our members. Become a New Music Member for as little as a $20/year donation. Or, get extra benefits as a Piano Educator Member for a minimum donation of $75/year donation. We greatly appreciate donations of any size and our members help us create a resilient organization and plan for future programming.
Are there are ways to get involved?
Yes! Abundant Silence is actively recruiting additional board members. A background in music is not required, but a passion for music is. The board meets virtually a minimum of once per quarter, with additional meetings as need and as required by committee assignments. As a member of our board of directors, you can expect a minimum volunteer commitment of about 2-3 hours per month. Please contact us today if you would like more information about joining the Abundant Silence board of directors.
Does Abundant Silence offer Refunds or Cancellations
Abundant Silence does not provide refunds for product purchased, Festival for Creative Pianist enrollment fees, general or programs specific donations, Composition Contest donations, or any other service. Products that are damaged in shipping will be replaced at no-cost. Participants in the Festival for Creative Pianists, whether in-person or virtual, who have emergency circumstances that prevent participation, can request a credit toward the next program cycle for emergency circumstances as approved by Abundant Silence and Festival for Creative Pianist directors. Please see review our Terms and Conditions page.