March 2010 Composer Assistance Program Grants Announced

The American Music Center has announced grant awards totaling $47,075 to 35 composers through the March 2010 round of the Composer Assistance Program (CAP). The awardees are American composers ranging in age from 24 to 85 residing in 13 states and abroad.

AMC annually awards grants that assist composers by helping them realize their music in premiere performances. Under the CAP guidelines, composers are now also able to receive travel assistance to attend the premiere of the awarded work. The grants are intended to help composers take full advantage of performance opportunities that will enhance their careers. This round’s ensembles and organizations premiering or featuring public readings of CAP-supported works include: So Percussion, the Detroit Symphony, Emerson String Quartet, New York City Opera VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab, and the Da Capo Chamber Players.

The full press release is available here.