The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has selected 180 scholars, artists, and scientists (from a group of almost 3,000 applicants) to receive fellowships in its 87th annual competition for the United States and Canada.
The ASCAP Foundation has announced prizes of approximately $45,000 for 30 composers under the age of 30; an additional 19 received honorable mention.
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The American Music Center and Meet The Composer announced today their intention to merge into a new advocacy and service organization, New Music USA; the American Composers Forum will take on AMC’s membership and professional development services.
AMC has announced the recipients of its 2011 awards: John Harbison (Founder’s Award), William Bolcom and Copland House (Letters of Distinction), So Percussion (Trailblazer Award), and The Walden School (New Music Educator Award).
Kristin Lancino, vice president of G. Schirmer/AMP noted that “the entire team on all continents looks forward to a long partnership with both his new composed works and the dynamic existing catalogue.”
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to eight composers: John Corigliano; Justin Dello Joio; Fang Man; David Felder; Eric Moe; Augusta Read Thomas; Bright Sheng; and Jukka Tiensuu.
Theodore Presser Company has announced that Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) has been signed to its roster of composers.
Fifteen composers have receive awards totaling $165,000.
ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the 31 recipients of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards, who range in age from 9 to 29.