Author Archives: Amanda MacBlane

Music takes Center Stage at the Oscars

Last December, Miramax Films released a film adaptation of Chicago, a classic of the American musical stage with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and original choreography by the legendary Bob Fosse. Last night, Chicago, directed by

Schirmer’s Newest Star: Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela FrankPhoto by Sabina Frank Bay Area composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank became the newest addition to G. Schirmer, Inc.‘s prestigious roster last month, adding a distinct new voice to the publisher’s line-up. Frank first showed up on Schirmer’s radar at last year’s ASCAP Young Composer Awards ceremony when Susan Feder, vice president of […]

Beeferman and Schober Picked for BMI/Surinach Commissions

Beeferman and Schober Gordon Beeferman and David Schober were singled out from a pool of young composers as winners of the 2003 BMI Foundation, Inc./Carlos Surinach Commissions. BMI-affiliated composers who have recently won a BMI Student Composer Award are eligible for the commission, which was named for the renowned Catalan-American dance composer and conductor Carlos […]

American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards $185,00 to Composers

The AAAL was founded in 1898 to “foster, assist, and sustain and interest in literature, music, and the fine arts.” The American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL) announced the 16 recipients of their 2003 round of scholarships, fellowships, and awards last week. Considered some of the field’s most prestigious honors, the awards recognize the […]