Bielawa and Byron Awarded Rome Prize

Composers Lisa Bielawa and Don Byron are the winners of the 113th annual Rome Prize Competition, the American Academy in Rome announced today. Awardees are provided with a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years. They will take up residence at the American Academy in Rome in September 2009.


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Lisa Bielawa
Photo by Liz Linder

Lisa Bielawa—Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize

Composer-in-Residence, Boston Modern Orchestra Project
New Work for Brooklyn Rider String Quartet and Lisa Bielawa, composer-vocalist



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Don Byron
Photo by Till Krautkraemer

Don Byron—Samuel Barber Rome Prize

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Music, University at Albany, State University of New York
A chamber opera based on the novel and film Gentleman’s Agreement

The jury for musical composition was chaired by Donald Crockett. (—Condensed from the press release)