Charles Wuorinen and Steven Mackey reminisce about winning their own Student Composer Awards Awards are great at any age, but few would argue that the practical aspect of a cash prize often has an especially powerful impact on a young career. “Not only can I pay my rent for the summer, but I bought a […]
A $15,000 prize and a world premiere performance of the new work by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
With the announcement of seventeen new commissions, Meet The Composer’s COMMISSIONING MUSIC/USA 2002 program continues to demonstrate the organization’s dedication to the creation of new and adventurous works of American Music. Since the inception of the commissioning program 14 years ago, MTC has had a hand in the creation and performance of more than 700 […]
For all those worried about the recording future of new American music, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music hopes to offer a bit of encouragement. The foundation has awarded grants totaling $600,000 to performing ensembles, presenters, and recording companies across America through its 2002 Recording Program. Thirty-seven organizations have received support for new releases and […]
Adding another twist to the webcasting royalty rate debate, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has rejected the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel’s suggested rate structure.
Thea MusgravePhoto Provided Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. Though America now claims her as its own, British-born composer Thea Musgrave will travel to London later this month to receive the honorary title of Commander of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II. Honored to receive such recognition but laughing over the gravity of the title, […]
John Adams. The Next Carnegie Composer in Residence? John Adams will assume the Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2003-04 season, industry insiders say. Word has it that Adams attended a meeting Tuesday with Carnegie Hall representatives including Artistic Administrator Ara Guzelimian, though Carnegie Hall has as of yet made no official announcement. It […]