The Columbia University School of the Arts has announced that John Luther Adams is the newest recipient of the William Schuman Award, a direct, unrestricted grant of $50,000, which is one of the largest given to an American composer.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a nonprofit arts organization founded by John Cage and Jasper Johns, has announced that composer Eve Beglarian is the recipient of their third annual Robert Rauschenberg Award which includes an unrestricted cash prize of $35,000.
Deborah helped many composers and performers through her work as a consultant and at the American Music Center, Concert Artists Guild, and the American Composers Alliance. But she was much more than an administrator. Her librettos included Under the Double Moon, a collaboration with composer Anthony Davis, and Mary Shelley, which she created in partnership with the composer Allan Jaffe.
More than 130 music creators were honored during the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Awards, including John Corigliano who received the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Masters Award.
When I was 16, Mark was like the big brother I never had. He was always a little larger than life. I had my first beer with him, my first cigarette. We’d stay up half the night on Fridays and Saturdays listening to Elliott Carter or Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite after having played quartets until we dropped.
Sharpen your pencils, voting Recording Academy members. Nods were given to…
NewMusicBox Regional Editor Ellen McSweeney has been recognized among the “professionals of the year” in the edition of Musical America 30: Profiles In Courage released today.
The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University have announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2014 Fromm commissions.
Today marks the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax! Here at NMBx, we took the occasion to go digging through the archives in order to revisit some of the wise words and remarkable talent that players of this instrument have brought to our site.
In making the award announcement, Musical America referred to Adams as perhaps “the world’s only Green composer.”