NACUSA/Los Angeles

Yalil Guerra, President

NACUSA-LA engages our community through the creation, performance, and promotion of contemporary musical art, while providing resources and opportunities to Southern California composers and performers. NACUSA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization.

Performance Opportunity!

We have the opportunity to organize a concert of music by NACUSA Los Angeles chapter composers during the month of June at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Santa Ana, California.

The Center will be presenting an exhibit entitled “Art As Protest.”

from June 3 through July 8. The exhibitions director Carolyn Yarnell has invited NACUSA to present pieces that are related to the theme of the exhibit: protest.

If you have a piece (or can write a piece) about “protest” please send a description including the name of the piece, its instrumentation and its duration to Richard Derby at by March 17, 2017. When we determine that there are enough submissions to fill a concert program, further plans will be forthcoming.

Please note:

  • For this concert, composers will be asked to play or sing their own works or to bring their own performers and instruments.
  • The venue does not have a piano. No pieces calling for a piano can be performed at this location. (You could perhaps bring your own electric piano or synthesizer).
  • It may be possible to include electronic, computer or multi-media pieces if you bring your own equipment. Short films with original scores might also work.

More information about the OCCCA can be found at