Author Archives: NewMusicBox Staff

New Commissioning/Publishing Initiative Names First Composer

Canadian-born composer/pianist Zosha Di Castri has been chosen as the inaugural participant in “New Voices,” a new creative partnership between the New World Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and music publisher Boosey & Hawkes designed to identify and nurture emerging composers from the Americas.

Anthony Cheung and Jesse Jones Named 2012 Rome Prize Winners

Composers Anthony Cheung and Jesse Benjamin Jones are among the winners of the 116th annual Rome Prize Competition. Recipients of the 2012-2013 Rome Prizes are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.

Aaron Jay Kernis Wins 2012 Nemmers Prize

Aaron Jay Kernis has been selected as the 2012 winner of the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery announced today.

Sounds Heard: Six MTC Studio Concert Videos

The six pieces showcased below were all performed at the kick-off event for the MTC Studio, held at 92YTribeca on October 15, 2010. Now New Music USA is going back into MTC’s archive and bringing these performances out for the world to see.

10 Composers Among the 181 Guggenheim Fellows for 2012

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced its 2012 fellows in the United States and Canada. A total of 181 Fellowships have been awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists—among them ten composers—chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

MAP Fund Awards Over $1.2M to Support 41 Live Performance Projects

The MAP Fund will underwrite 41 new projects in the disciplines of dance, theater and music, all works that in some way explore the boundaries of contemporary performance practices. A panel of peers selected the grantees from more than 800 submissions and the projects will be supported with grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000. Projects funded include new works by Corey Dargel, Pamela Z, and Yoav Gal.

Eighteen Composers Receive AAAL Awards Totaling $190,000

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the eighteen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $190,000. The winners were selected by a committee of academy members: Ezra Laderman (chairman), David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Fred Lerdahl, Tania Leon, Bernard Rands, Gunther Schuller, and Steven Stucky.