Articles by NewMusicBox Staff
United States Artists has announced the winners of the next 50 USA Fellowships—unrestricted grants of $50,000 each—including seven winners in the music category who range from composers to musical performance artists.
Composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. This year’s award is $100,000.
Subito Music Corporation has announced that it has entered into an exclusive publishing agreement with composer/conductor Leanna Primiani.
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.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is offering free digital downloads on its website of works by Jonathan Bailey Holland, Charles Coleman, and three other composers.
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 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.
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 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.
Narong Prangcharoen has been named the winner of ACO’s 2011 Annual Underwood Commission, bringing him a $15,000 cash award for a work to be premiered by ACO in a future season. Chosen from six finalists during ACO’s 20th annual Underwood New Music Readings on June 3 and 4, 2011, Prangcharoen won the top prize with his work Pubbanimitta (“Foreboding”).