2005 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced

Results of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s eighty-first annual United States and Canadian competition were announced today. The 2005 Fellowship winners include 186 artists, scholars, and scientists selected from over 3,000 applicants for awards totaling $7,112,000.

Decisions are based on recommendations from hundreds of expert advisors and are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, which includes seven members who are themselves past Fellows of the Foundation—Joel Conarroe, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard A. Rifkind, Charles A. Ryskamp, Wendy Wasserstein, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Edward Hirsch.

The composers receiving fellowships in 2005 are:

  • Susan Botti, Composer, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Assistant Professor of Music Composition, University of Michigan: Music composition.
  • Marilyn Crispell, Composer and Musician, Woodstock, New York: Music composition.
  • Brian Current, Composer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Music composition.
  • Dave Douglas, Composer and Musician, Croton-on-Hudson, New York: Music composition.
  • Don Freund, Composer, Bloomington, Indiana; Professor of Music Composition, Indiana University: Music composition.
  • Yotam Haber, Composer, New York City; Information Services Coordinator, American Music Center, New York City: Music composition.
  • Jake Heggie, Composer, San Francisco; President, Bent Pen Music, San Francisco: Music composition.
  • Louis Rosen, Composer, Brooklyn, New York; Distinguished Lecturer in Music Theory, History, and Appreciation Studies, 92nd Street YM-YWHA School of Music, New York City: Music composition.
  • Andrew Waggoner, Composer and Musician, New York City; Composer-in-Residence and Associate Professor, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University: Music composition.
  • Mark Wingate, Composer, Tallahassee, Florida; Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of Electroacoustic Music, Florida State University: Music composition.

Since 1925, according to Hirsch, the Foundation has granted almost $240 million in Fellowships to over 15,500 individuals.