Published on November 25, 2012 by Amy
The First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of new music by Native American composers. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States and affiliated with the American Composers Forum. Its Program Director is Georgia Wettlin-Larsen and its Advisors include Louis W. Ballard (deceased), Sharon Burch, Raven Chacon, Brent Michael Davids, Joy Harjo, Jennifer E. Kreisberg, R. Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, and Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.
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The organization sponsors the Composer Apprentice National Outreach Endeavor (CANOE), which teaches Native American young people to compose their own concert music.