Operatic director Peter Sellars and rock icon Chuck Berry are the two recipients of the 2014 Polar prize. Each recipient receives a total amount of one million SEK (roughly $160,000 US).
From an international pool of more than 400 applicants from 37 states and 7 additional countries and ranging in age from 9 to 84, 13 original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the New York Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial.
Doris Duke Artist Award recipients receive $275,000, and Doris Duke Impact Award recipients receive $80,000. Since commencing in April 2012, the program has awarded a total of $18.1 million to artists in the fields of jazz, dance, and theater.
The American Academy in Rome has named the winners in the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition. Of this year’s 30 recipients, two prizes were awarded in the field of music composition.
In the areas of music composition and music research, a total of 12 applicants were awarded fellowships.
The program is a partnership between Boosey & Hawkes, the New World Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony designed to develop the professional careers of emerging composers in the Americas.
The $75,000 awards recognize mid–career, risk–taking artists in dance, film/video, music, theatre, and visual arts. Roberts was chosen as the winner in music for her “charismatic, powerful renderings of sound.”
Snider will compose a new work that will be given its premiere in the 2015-16 season. In addition to concerts presenting her work, Snider will receive a $10,000 prize and a one-month residency at the Ucross Foundation, an artist’s retreat in northern Wyoming.
From among 112 eligible applicants, 8 composers have been awarded $12,500 to support the development of their compositions as part of a two-year initiative to increase diversity across the field.
Twenty-seven young composers have been selected from nearly 630 submissions. The award winners share prizes of more than $45,000 and receive complimentary copies of Sibelius software, donated by Avid.