Welcome to the Composers Guild of New Jersey

CGNJ seeks to increase awareness of the significant legacy of NJ in Music History.

There is a surprising spectrum of composers currently living and working in NJ. Our online database provides a resource for biographical information, contact information, lists of works, and links to mp3 files, and to commercially available recordings.

Our news and reviews pages covers the latest concerts and critical successes of NJ composers. We are proud to be able to foster the continued vitality of American music through our $100,000 Mary Meth Commissioning Endowment. The endowment is used to support concert music, with priority given to projects that promote collaboration between individual NJ composers (CGNJ member composers) and diverse NJ arts organizations.

CGNJ presents the music of NJ composers on events and concerts throughout NJ. CGNJ seeks to represent artists who are known for their committment and persuatsive championing of new music--pianists Alan Feinberg and Guy Livingston the NY New Music Ensemble, guitarist William Anderson, Wolf-Wetherell Duo (guitar and flute), and percussionist Peter Jarvis.

CGNJ offers several programs designed to educate people of all ages about classical music, NJ music. This educational program is offered throughout the state of NJ.

Recent CGNJ Supported Recordings

Antheil the Futurist

Piano Sonatas Nos 1-5, Sonata for radio, Valses Profanes, Golden Bird, after Brancusi, Swell Music, Little Shimmy, For Merle, Overture & Tango, Suite for Piano four-hands

Guy Livingston (piano), Philippe Keler (piano), Stephane Leach (piano)
Wergo • WER 6762


Fono Forum, January 2014 | Sinfini Music, December 2013 |

George Walker: Great American Concert Music



Congratulations to composers Konrad Kaczmarek & Liza Sobel, awarded CGNJ commissions. Their new works will be performed and recorded by the Cygnus Ensemble in a program supported by the CGNJ Endowment for Commissioning.