American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has announced that its new Artistic Director is violinist/composer Curtis Stewart. Stewart joins the ACO team immediately, overlapping for the remainder of the year with outgoing ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel, who is concluding his 10-year tenure and remains on ACO’s Board of Directors. Stewart joins ACO President and CEO Melissa Ngan in leading the organization.

As Artistic Director, Curtis Stewart « fills a key leadership position responsible for conceiving, curating, selecting, and programming ACO performances, readings, recordings, and other programs in alignment with the artistic priorities and equity-driven values of the organization. He is charged with creating programming that expresses ACO’s artistic vision, developing and maintaining relationships with individual and institutional artistic partners, and setting the artistic strategy for the organization in partnership with Ngan. »

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