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Creative Capital has announced its 2013 project grants in the categories of Emerging Fields, Literature and the Performing Arts. Music recipients include Taylor Ho Bynum, Jace Clayton, Corey Dargel, Dohee Lee, and Holcombe Waller.
Three ensembles and five presenters will be recognized with CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming during the 35th Chamber Music America National Conference in New York City. A ceremony will be held at the Westin New York at Times Square on January 20, 2013.
The Recording Academy has released the list of nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. There are a total of 81 categories (down from last year’s 101).
Musicians Jack DeJohnette, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, Claire Lynch, Joanie Madden, Eugene Rodriguez, Tony Trischka, and Edward White are among the 54 awardees (including four collaboratives) to receive one of 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists.
Up-close, a multimedia cello concerto by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa has been awarded the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, a $100,000 cash prize.
Twelve composers have been selected to receive 2012 Fromm commissions. In addition to the $10,000 commissioning fee, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.
Virgil Blackwell has confirmed that Elliott Carter died this afternoon in New York. Just a little over a month shy of his 104th birthday, Carter (1908-2012) was writing music almost up to the end of his life.
Was jazz maverick David S. Ware of his time, ahead of his time, or born at the wrong time? Knowing him like I did and seeing how his whole thing unfolded, that’s a question I ask myself often and am not sure if there is a correct answer.
Mandolinist and composer Chris Thile, arts entrepreneur Claire Chase, and bow maker Benoît Rolland are among the 23 recipients of 2012 MacArthur Fellowships.
Bill Duckworth had a broad knowledge of musical style, a patient understanding of the human condition, and a clutter-free apartment. (I had none of those things.) In fact, I don’t exactly know how to describe my friendship with Bill, other than much of our time together was spent in dining rooms and automobiles.