A $150,000 Mellon grant enables the American Lyric Theater to expand its Composer Librettist Development Program from an annually offered 10-month period to a comprehensive three-year artist mentorship cycle. Plus newly acquired videoconferencing equipment ensures that composers and librettists from around the country can participate.
ScoreStreet, a new website offering automated dissemination, promotion, and payment for self-published classical, jazz, and theatrical composers, launched today. Composers who offer their music through ScoreStreet pay a monthly subscription fee but retain full ownership of all of their materials.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has presented John Harbison with the Mark M. Horblit “Merit Award” for distinguished composition by an American composer. In connection with the presentation of the award, the orchestra will release the composer’s six symphonies as digital downloads, available on their website beginning July 9.
New Music USA has announced grant awards totaling $33,245 to 28 composers through the April 2013 round of the Composer Assistance Program (CAP).
It is hard for me not to see the departed Shapero as not only the bristling, often vulgar man I remember, but as the end of an era, the period on a sentence, the final clause in an important but also completed chapter—and yet I will try to not calcify him into a notion or a trend or an idea, because he deserves better.
A.J. McCaffrey has been named the winner of the American Composers Orchestra’s 2013 Underwood Commission, bringing him a $15,000 commission to compose a work that will be premiered by ACO during the 2014-2015 season.
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters: Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis, and Keith Jarrett.
Chamber Music America has announced the recipients of its 2013 commissioning grants, supporting the creation of new works for small ensembles.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is among the three 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureates announced by the Inamori Foundation during a press conference at Kyoto University.
Nineteen American orchestras have been recognized with 2012-13 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras’ 68th National Conference in St. Louis.