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.
| 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
| 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)