The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACF Philadelphia) is committed to supporting local composers and developing new markets for their music. By linking communities with composers and performers, ACF Philadelphia fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons. In 2010, the organization received Center support for SoundExchange, a three-day residency with award-winning composer Steve Reich. The project culminated in an Argento Chamber Ensemble performance of Reich's Double Sextet, for which he received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music, and the Philadelphia premiere of Daniel Variations, dedicated to the late journalist Daniel Pearl.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum hosted a residency with noted bassoonist Pascal Gallois, which included a series of master classes and performances at Temple University. Accompanied by pianist Charles Abramovic, Gallois performed a public concert, also broadcasted online, with presentations of Luciano Berio's Sequenza XII and the US premieres of works by Olga Neuwirth, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Bruno Mantovani.