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Soundtracks: June 2001

For various periods of time since high school, I have found myself trying to “be” Asian, as silly as that may sound. I suppose that having grown up “above average” (to use Garrison Keillor’s words) and white in the ‘burbs, there is nothing unusual about that; many of my closest friends have been (and continue […]

John Corigliano Wins Pulitzer Prize

John CoriglianoPhoto by Julian Kreeger courtesy G. Schirmer John Corigliano has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Symphony No. 2. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony to commemorate the centenary of Symphony Hall, the work is an expansion of the string quartet the composer wrote for the farewell tour of the Cleveland Quartet, in […]

Cindy McTee

Cindy McTeePhoto by Angilee Wilkerson, UNT University of North Texas Professor Cindy McTee will use her Guggenheim Fellowship money to work on a “symphonic-length piece.” The piece will have four movements, the third of which will be a waltz. The waltz is not “old sounding,” Dr. McTee stressed, but it does “look back” to a […]

Music Library Association Awards Recognize American Music Scholars

Music Library Association At the annual meeting of the Music Library Association, held in New York, NY, the 2001 Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music was granted to Ruth A. Inman, Elizabeth Bergman Crist and Roberta Lindsey. The award endowment was established through a generous gift from Morton and Dena […]

Kevin Puts

Kevin PutsPhoto by Christian Steiner Kevin Puts is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Young Concert Artist‘s Composer in Residence. Dr. Puts will use his Guggenheim Fellowship to complete several orchestral commissions. He is writing a new piece for the American Composers Orchestra that will receive its premiere at Carnegie Hall […]

American Academy of Arts and Letters Elects Two New Composer Members

Composers Samuel Adler and Carlisle Floyd were two of fourteen newly elected American Academy of Arts and Letters Members announced on March 9, 2001 by Secretary of the Academy John Hollander. Other new members include artists Robert Mangold, Bruce Nauman, Dorothea Rockburne, Edward Ruscha, and Peter Voulkos; architect Peter Eisenman; and the writers M.H. Abrams, […]

Susan Youens

Susan YouensPhoto courtesy of S. Youens Notre Dame Professor of Musicology Professor Susen Youens is “thrilled” to have received one of the two Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to music scholars. The grant will allow her start a new book on the social history of the 19th-century German lied. “I’m interested in finding out about how nationalistic […]

AMC Letters of Distinction, Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

The American Music Center The American Music Center (AMC) will honor the professional accomplishments of six American leaders in contemporary music during its 37th Annual Awards Ceremony at the New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street in New York City) on Monday, May 7, 2001, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Special honors will be […]

Joseph Horowitz

Joseph HorowitzPhoto courtesy of Joseph Horowitz Noted American writer Joseph Horowitz is using the Guggenheim grant to support his newest work, a complete history of American musical life during the Gilded Age. Mr. Horowitz will focus on concert music and opera written and performed between the Civil War and World War I. “I believe that […]

John Lewis Dies at 80

John LewisPhoto by Wil Mosgrove, courtesy of Atlantic Records John Lewis, a founding member of one of the most famous ensembles in jazz, the Modern Jazz Quartet, died in Manhattan on Thursday, March 29. He was 80. The M.J.Q. was a leading concert attraction from the mid-1950s to the late ’90s. The quartet made its […]