Bassist and composer Matthew Sperry, a beloved member of the Bay Area new music community, was hit by a truck while on his way to work on his bike. He died shortly there after.
Among the honorees in the Bush Artists Fellows Program–which supports artists based in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin whose work reflects the diverse geographic, racial, and aesthetic communities of the region–are composers Philip Blackburn, Tellef Johnson, Michelle Kinney, and J.D. Steele.
$200,000 awarded to 24 organizations through Commissioning Music/USA 2003
Thirty-two young composers honored with 2003 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards.
The Wire magazine’s UNDERCURRENTS, a series of articles which appeared monthly during 1999, is a great introduction to some of the important trends that have affected the trajectory of music over the past century.
Opportunities for composers to hear a piece of their work performed by a professional orchestra are few and far between in today’s world of powerful unions, warhorse repertoire, and reluctant conductors, which is why the American Composers Orchestra‘s Whitaker New Music Readings are so appealing to emerging composers. Each year, up to eight composers are […]
Manly Romero took a few moments to share his thoughts on his recent Whitaker commission, the reading session, and the diverse influences that impact his music.
This year $500,000 in grants were awarded to 34 organizations comprising performing ensembles, presenters, and recording companies.
The entire recording collection will include more than 600 original compositions, over 500 of which have never been previously recorded for commercial release. Represented on the CDs will be approximately 200 American composers, almost half of who are still living.
Andrew Norman, Steven Gates, and Jeff Myers have been selected to write pieces surrounding the theme of “celebration.”