Author Archives: Dave Allen

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Erin Gee and Yotam Haber win Rome Prize, Wind band recordings are Grammy eligible, Federal court rules in favor of digital music services, Shelton Berg named dean of Miami’s Frost School of Music, musicians union lifts boycott against Delta, 400-piece orchestra will perform for Jamestown anniversary.

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Boosey & Hawkes signs Andrew Hill, Seattle Opera commissions Daron Hagen, Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study appoints Paul Moravec, and the Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships to eleven composers.

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Composers Inc. announces 2007 Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award winners, five finalists were chosen for American Pianists Association 2007 Jazz Fellowship Awards, American composers rank high in Vocal Works’ Sacred Voice 2007 Competition, and the Kronos Quartet selects a composer for its fourth Under 30 Project.

Not Totally Obsessed

Lately, I’ve been hearing the language used to describe enjoyment and interest take a turn toward mental imbalance.

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Stacy Garrop wins first $10,000 Detroit Symphony Lebenbom Award; the John Cage Trust finds new home at Bard College; and works by Hillary Zipper and Christopher Trapani have been selected for performance at the 2007 Gaudeamus Music Week, to be held September 3 through 9 in Amsterdam.

“Best Score” Oscar Contenders Announced

The nominees for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced on January 23. The composers nominated for “Achievement in music written for motion pictures” recognition (a.k.a. Best Original Score) include two American perpetual also-rans, two first-time nominees, and a repeat appearance by the category’s 2005 winner.