Alison Brown, Daoud A. Haroon, and Meshell Ndegeocello are among the 34 newly announced United States Artists Fellows. Each will receive an award of $50,000.
Currently director of composition at Shenandoah Conservatory and composer-in-residence with Opera Philadelphia, Little’s complete catalog is now represented worldwide by Boosey & Hawkes.
Julia Adolphe and Melody Eötvös will each receive a $15,000 orchestral commission as part of a new program administered by The League of American Orchestras and EarShot to provide commissions and premieres for scores composed by women.
We are appalled to see the orchestra’s supremely talented players locked out from playing their concerts while at the same time being asked to accept painful salary cuts and submitting to the reduction in the size and quality of their ensemble.
The MacArthur Foundation noted that Coleman is a musician “whose technical virtuosity and engagement with musical traditions and styles from around the world are expanding the expressive and formal possibilities of spontaneous composition.”
The CEOs of ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC were all together for a Texas BBQ lunch meeting organized by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) in which each was individually asked about a variety of topics.
The panel awarded Ben Hjertmann the $12,000 Barlow Prize to compose a major new work for saxophone quartet. In addition, the endowment granted a total of $62,000 to ten composers who will write works for the following ensembles and musicians. They are…
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Sound and Music, a national agency for new music in Britain, has conducted a survey of 466 composers designed to explore the economic challenges facing the creation of new work. Average fee per commission in 2013: £1,392.
Three teams of new opera composers and librettists will premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.