Winners of the 79th annual John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship U.S. and Canada competition were announced last month and amongst the 184 selected artists, scholars, and scientists, were 9 American composers.
Composers Mason Bates and Jefferson Friedman will be amongst the 31 new recipients of the Rome Prize who will be in residence at the American Academy in Rome starting in September.
Over 250 composers and friends of contemporary American music came together at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City for the 64th annual American Music Center meeting and the 39th annual AMC awards ceremony.
The 2003 Philadelphia Music Project awards distributed $780,000 to 16 non-profit arts organizations, resulting in 15 commissions and performances of works by composers such as Jane Ira Bloom, Uri Caine, Andrea Clearfield, Richard Danielpour, Tiyé Giraud, Kamran Ince, Gerald Levinson, Nicholas Maw, Ikue Mori, James Primosch, Ned Rorem, and Maurice Wright.
An interview with the author of The New York Times Essential Guide: Jazz
Venture capitalist Kathryn Gould has agreed to contribute $375,000 to a revolutionary commissioning project
Honored with the 2003 ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award, a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a glowing review in The Washington Post
Tod Machover, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, and his team design a hi-tech, hands-on approach to how children listen to, perform, and compose music.
Pianist, singer, arranger, composer, and activist died of natural causes at her home in Carry-le-Rouet near Marseille in southern France.
Awards are given three times a year and in this round, the first of 2003, $32,200 was granted to 24 composers from 12 states ranging in age from 29 to 79.