American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial

[Ed. Note: On Wednesday, May 19, 2004, the music, visual art and literary communities came together for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Annual Ceremonial. While all of the awards given this year have been previously announced in these pages, the announcement having been released a full two months prior to the ceremony, we wanted to share some visual highlights from the event.]

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On stage with members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Reynolds Price and John Guare listening to Stephen Sondheim
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Composer Bernard Rands is inducted into the Academy

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2004 AAAL Charles Ives Living Winner Stephen Hartke holds a Portrait of Charles Ives (left). New AAAL Member Robert Beaser (right).
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BMI’s Ralph Jackson (left) and composer/guitarist David Leisner (right) congratulate 2004 AAAL Charles Ives Scholarship Winner Judah E. Adashi (center)