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Matheson Wins $200,000 Charles Ives Living Award

James Matheson has won the Charles Ives Living award and will receive $200,000 over a two-year period, beginning July 2012. Although the Charles Ives Living winner agrees to forgo all salaried employment during the award period, there is no restriction on accepting composition commissions.

Fromm Music Foundation Announces 2011 Commissions

The board of directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the twelve composers selected to receive 2010 Fromm commissions. In addition to the commissioning fee of $10,000, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.

American Music Center and Meet The Composer Have Officially Merged as New Music USA

On November 8, 2011, the merger of the American Music Center and Meet The Composer into New Music USA was officially completed, marking the end of a nearly year-long process. The new organization will operate in two broad program areas—grantmaking and media—reaching composers, performers, and listeners in all 50 states and projecting a more visible and audible profile for new American music all over the world.

Musical America Names Meredith Monk 2012 Composer of the Year

Musical America has announced the winners of the annual Musical America Awards, which recognize “artistic excellence and achievement in the arts.” Meredith Monk has been named “Composer of the Year.” Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han have been awarded the “Musicians of the Year” award, the first time the honor has been shared.

Núñez, Prieto, and Weilerstein Awarded MacArthur “Genius” Grants

Francisco Núñez, Dafnis Prieto, and Alisa Weilerstein are among the diverse group of 22 recipients this year. They will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations or reporting requirements which is intended to offer awardees unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create, and explore.

John Luther Adams Receives Heinz Award

John Luther Adams has been named among the ten recipients of the 2011 Heinz Awards. The awards, announced this morning by Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation, each carry $100,000 for unrestricted use and a medallion. They will be presented at a ceremony on November 15 in Washington, D.C.