AMC Toasts New Music at 67th Annual Celebration

Composers, performers, administrators, and other fans of contemporary American music gathered together on May 7, 2007, for the 67th Annual Meeting and 42nd Award Ceremony of the American Music Center. The ceremony, which took place at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York City, opened with a performance of original music by guitarist Dominic Frasca. Following addresses by AMC Board Chair Augusta Read Thomas, Board President James Undercofler, Treasurer Corey Field, and AMC CEO Joanne Hubbard Cossa, the AMC’s Letter of Distinction was presented to composers T. J. Anderson and John Corigliano, and Ralph N. Jackson, assistant vice president of classical music relations at BMI and president of the BMI Foundation, Inc. In addition, a Trailblazer Award was presented to the new music ensemble eighth blackbird.

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An attentive audience awaits the AMC Annual Awards Ceremony. Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra


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Joanne Hubbard Cossa, AMC’s CEO, addresses the audience. Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra




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Dominic Frasca entertains the crowd. Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra


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AMC First Vice President Barbara Petersen, awardee T. J. Anderson, Board Chair Augusta Read Thomas, and awardee Ralph Jackson (Pictured from left to right). Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra




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Composer conclave: AMC Honoree John Corigliano and Jennifer Higdon with Paul Moravec. Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra

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Four blackbirds are in town to pick up the AMC Trailblazer Award (from left to right: Lisa Kaplan, Tim Munro, Matthew Albert, and Michael Maccaferri). Photo © 2007 Ray Tamarra